The Daughters of the Late Colonel

by

Katherine Mansfield

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Mr. Farolles Character Analysis

Mr. Farolles is a clergyman at the local church (St. John’s) and an old friend of the colonel who visits Constantia and Josephine to offer help for the funeral, including a “little Communion”—an offer the sisters seem reluctant to accept, since they feel that their apartment is ill-suited for the Communion ritual. Mr. Farolles clearly respected Grandfather Pinner, since he begins to sit in the colonel’s chair when he arrives at the apartment before quickly correcting his mistake, as if mindful of the colonel’s status even after his death.
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Mr. Farolles Character Timeline in The Daughters of the Late Colonel

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The Daughters of the Late Colonel
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Mr. Farolles , a clergyman and a friend of the family, arrives the day their father dies... (full context)
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Mr. Farolles insists that he wants to be helpful to the sisters and offers Communion to them... (full context)