In Godwin's Caleb Williams, who is Barnes in relation to Caleb Williams?
First of all, Caleb is an orphaned young man who has been taken into and raised under the sponsorship of Mr. Falkland. Falkland moved into an area of England that was under the influence and sway of Mr. Tyrrel. Mr Tyrrel is a tyrannical despot who is moderately gracious as long as his unquestionable authority and power are acknowledged and deferred to; as soon as someone crosses him or even seemingly diminishes his might, he...
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