The Blithedale Romance


Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Mrs. Foster Character Analysis

Mrs. Foster is married to the farm manager Silas Foster. Like Silas, she lives at Blithedale from the beginning of the experiment to the end, but she is not a founding member of the group; she is of a lower class than the others, and she helps with the housework and cooking.
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Mrs. Foster Character Timeline in The Blithedale Romance

The timeline below shows where the character Mrs. Foster appears in The Blithedale Romance. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2: Blithedale
Self-Interest and Utopian Societies Theme Icon
...this might have been an omen). Coverdale suspects he’s caught a cold. At the farmhouse Mrs. Foster (whose husband will teach them how to run the farm) and two women greet them.... (full context)
Chapter 5: Until Bedtime
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Secrecy and Self-deception Theme Icon
That night, Silas works on a pair of shoes and Mrs. Foster knits. Coverdale notices how trustingly Priscilla surrenders herself to Zenobia’s care. Coverdale theorizes that Priscilla... (full context)