Reverend Jón is Tóti’s father and a Lutheran priest. Jón is a strict father, often criticizing Tóti’s choices and rarely extending emotional support. Reverend Jón is particularly unhappy about Tóti’s role as Agnes’s spiritual advisor. Still, Reverend Jón, who cares for Tóti when he is sick, clearly loves his son.
Reverend Jón Character Timeline in Burial Rites
The timeline below shows where the character Reverend Jón appears in Burial Rites. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
After Blöndal’s letter, the novel begins a third-person narrative, which opens with Tóti’s father, Reverend Jón , walking into their house and telling him that a messenger has arrived. The messenger... (full context)
...reflects on his father’s coldness after his mother’s death. When he gets to the house, Reverend Jón is boiling fish. Tóti tells him he is going to Kornsá, where Agnes is scheduled... (full context)
...Kornsá to talk with Agnes despite the bad weather. As Tóti prepares for his trip, Reverend Jón implies that Tóti is romantically interested in either Lauga or Steina. Tóti tells his father... (full context)