Who Is Breasley In The Ebony Tower

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In the novella, The Ebony Tower by John Fowles, there are several characters that can be seen in more than one way. One of those characters being “the old man,” Henry Breasley, whom one reader may see as being portrayed as someone too “old-fashioned”(24) to understand the difference between being rude or honest. Where another reader may see that as no excuse, and feel that Breasley is simply an “old devil”(4). As we learn more about David Williams’s experience with Breasley, there are several places in which one may see Breasley as much more of an “old devil,” than someone who could use the excuse of being too “old-fashioned.” Today, someone who would hear or see the word “quest” in regards to the middle ages would think of the general

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