Dr. Grant is Mrs. Grant’s husband, and the preacher of Mansfield Park’s parish following Mr. Norris’s death. Dr. Grant is kind, but also a self-indulgent food-lover. As result, he is very demanding, and asks his wife to arrange elaborate meals for him. Dr. Grant represents the hypocritical preachers that Mary references throughout the text—he is more interested in his next luxurious meal than what he says on the pulpit.
Dr. Grant Character Timeline in Mansfield Park
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...husband’s death, but regrets the smaller income she will receive now that he is dead. Dr. Grant takes Mr. Norris’s place as the reverend at Mansfield Park’s parish. He brings with him... (full context)
...Mrs. Norris to make it her mission to find out their faults. She learns that Dr. Grant is an indulgent eater, which satisfies her. Lady Bertram feels threatened that Mrs. Grant, who... (full context)
...drama, move to London permanently. Mary moves in with them, and resumes her city lifestyle. Dr. Grant eventually dies. Mary resolves never to love a younger brother again, but has trouble finding... (full context)