The Bear Came Over the Mountain

by

Alice Munro

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Fiona’s Father Character Analysis

Fiona’s father, who passed away many years before the events of the story, was a wealthy and important cardiologist whom Grant remembers as “subservient at home.” He retires alone to the farmhouse where he grew up, “bewildered” after Fiona’s mother’s passing, and leaves the farmhouse, as well as a sizeable inheritance, to Grant and Fiona after his death.
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Fiona’s Father Character Timeline in The Bear Came Over the Mountain

The timeline below shows where the character Fiona’s Father appears in The Bear Came Over the Mountain. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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...with her parents in a large house that is at once “luxurious and disorderly.” Her father is an important cardiologist while Fiona’s mother is a politically left-wing woman from Iceland. Fiona... (full context)
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...their marriage. Some of this, he acknowledges, is contributed to by the fact that Fiona’s father’s money helped secure his position as a professor of Anglo-Saxon and Nordic literature at the... (full context)
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...affairs. After the incident with the girl, he retired, and the two moved to Fiona’s father’s farmhouse in Georgian Bay, which Fiona inherited after his death. (full context)