Chapter 22 – Major Grantly at Home

June 14th, 2011 § 0 comments

There shall be an elysium opened to you

Major Grantly’s father describes as an “elysium” the financial gains the Major will receive if he does not marry Grace Crawley.  This word refers to the realm of beautiful fields in the Underworld in Classical mythology where the fortunate dwelled.  Its usage here is somewhat ironic, since Major Grantly would rather marry Grace than gain the “elysium.”  [EB 2006]

 

The loveliness of the elysium

This continues the previous reference.  [EB 2006]

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