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Emily Emily Dec 29, 2012 04:13PM
Can someone enlighten me as to the ending? I didn't understand Mr. Beebe's remark, "I am more grieved than I can possibly express" and then, saying of George, "He no longer interests me. Marry [him], Miss Honeychurch."

Why was Mr. Beebe so upset with both of them?


I suspect the answer to your question can be found here:

especially paragraph 8.

Yajnaseni Roy Thank you so much for this! I just finished the book and even I had the same question. Accounts for Mr. Beebe's behaviour quite well. ...more
Dec 31, 2012 09:19AM
Emily Thanks, Ken...I figured it was because she "lied" to everyone, but it seems odd that Mr. Beebe couldn't discern the fact that she didn't know she was ...more
Jan 03, 2013 12:30PM

Back then having a private romance was the ultimate scandal, extramarital or extra whatever affairs DID NOT HAPPEN. If they did you were shunned from society. That was the ultimate evil. So Beebee, being a minister is disgusted by their lack of morals.

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