The doctor is a minor character who pronounces that Conradin won’t live another five years, but because he is presented as “silky and effete,” his opinion should be taken with a grain of salt. Like Mrs. De Ropp (who trusts him), the doctor is a member of the respectable upper class, but he doesn’t seem to have done anything particularly impressive with his life. His main function in the story is to help Mrs. De Ropp justify the paternalistic, overbearing way she treats Conradin.
Doctor Quotes in Sredni Vashtar
The Sredni Vashtar quotes below are all either spoken by Doctor or refer to Doctor. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Cambridge University Press edition of Sredni Vashtar published in 2018.).
Doctor Character Timeline in Sredni Vashtar
The timeline below shows where the character Doctor appears in Sredni Vashtar. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.