Dr. Kenn is the kind and sympathetic minister of St. Ogg’s. He is more open-minded than most people in the town and develops a particular friendship with Maggie. After her disgrace in the wake of her elopement, he employs her as a governess for her children when nearly everyone else has shunned her. However, he eventually is forced to let her go when false rumors emerge that he is planning on asking for her hand in marriage.
Dr. Kenn Character Timeline in The Mill on the Floss
The timeline below shows where the character Dr. Kenn appears in The Mill on the Floss. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 6, Chapter 2
Book 6, Chapter 9
...the bazaar. Maggie, meanwhile, is miserable at this strife. Seeing her tears, the local vicar, Dr. Kenn , approaches her table. He speaks gently to her and tells her he will always... (full context)
Book 7, Chapter 2
Book 7, Chapter 4
Book 7, Chapter 5