Blake; and it is my fault. His strange appearance seems to define him for others and encourage their social rejection of him. The truth is, I have associations with these modest little hedgeside flowers—It doesn't matter; we were speaking of Mr. Although the death of Ezra Jennings at the end of the novel was one of the more depressing moments, it serves a purpose of poetic justice. Ezra Jennings is a good man who is looked down upon by Victorian society. Lady Verinder - Lady Verinder is the head of a massive house in Yorkshire. At the same time, it might be what Franklin Blake likes about him so much.
Colonel John Herncastle - John Herncastle is the initial thief of the Moonstone, as he steals the gem from the Indians during an English attack. Unlike Ezra Jennings, Bruff handles his reasoning for the mystery with very precise, logical tactics. He often poked fun at the Victorian structure of life, as he does in this novel many times. Right up to his last breath. Candy, the Verinder family doctor. Over the top of his head it was still of the deep black which was its natural colour. The mystery is solved, , and in an epilogue from Mr.
Candy to be his first real friend, and he gets very emotional when he retells the story of how he cured him because, at that time, he was afraid that he was going to lose the only friend he had ever made. Retrieved July 8, 2015 — via. It is generally considered to be the first , and it established many of the ground rules of the modern detective novel. Candy, whose illness first sets in after the dinner and who requests Franklin to visit but has trouble remembering what it is that he wants to tell the latter. By the end of the novel, Jennings dies of the disease he has staved off using opium for years. He is first mentioned as a guest at Rachel's birthday dinner; however his prominence in the novel is not developed until the narrative of Franklin Blake. His hair is a stark combination of black and white, which visually illustrates his dual nature and background.
Although he is sad about the life he leads, he never states that he is not proud of it. Jennings has a displeasing physical appearance, a mysterious bad reputation, and has experienced great trouble in the past. It is through someone of mixed heritage, which along with his piebald hair suggests a coexistence of the races, that the mystery is solved. Candy to disturb him after he dies Collins, 470. Jennings is an aspiring doctor and researcher. Jennings had got what he had wanted. The plot also shows some parallels with The Hermitage 1839 , an earlier murder mystery story by English novelist : for example, the return of a childhood companion, the sexual symbolism of defloration implied in the crime, and almost catatonic reactions of the heroine to it.
However, she still attracts two potential suitors in Franklin Blake and Godfrey Ablewhite. Round the sides of his head—without the slightest gradation of grey to break the force of the extraordinary contrast—it had turned completely white. He also values the friendship he makes with Blake very much. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. I was born, and partly brought up, in one of our colonies.
Rachel's eighteenth birthday is celebrated with a large party, at which the guests include her cousin Franklin Blake. Now believing that Rachel suspects him of the theft on Rosanna's evidence, Franklin engineers a meeting and asks her. Such is the case with Ezra Jennings in the novel, The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins. Pyckett, Wilkie Collins 2009 p. Also, although his relationship with Betteredge was complicated, he enjoyed having Betteredge as an acquaintance.
Franklin finds Jennings to be a very intriguing person, first by his outer appearance. The line between the two colours preserved no sort of regularity. In this sense, he represents what Franklin Blake might have become, if he could not clear his name. His soft brown eyes looked back at me gently; and he met my involuntary rudeness in staring at him, with an apology which I was conscious that I had not deserved. He uses no imagination when uncovering facts.
When Blake goes back to London to retrieve the Moonstone, Jennings laments on how his happy time is over and that he has seen some sunshine in his life. Even though Jennings is of a lower social class than others, he seems very uch like a gentleman in the Victorian era in the way he communicates with others. Bruff admires the Indians for the respectful way in which they treated him after he refused to loan them money. He even goes so far as to credit his revival of Mr. She makes donations to Godfrey Ablewhite's charities and argues frequently with Mr Bruff.
His forehead rose high and straight from the brow. Aside from the fact that he is not respected by society, he also goes through the loss of his one true love. They join together to continue the investigations and learn that Franklin was secretly given during the night of the party by the doctor, Mr. He is tall and gaunt, with a wrinkled face that makes him seem older than he is and hair that is black on top and white on the sides. His capacity for dreaminess and imagination is countered by his status as a representative figure of objective science. He blends well into the Indian community, and then reports back his information to the English, as a kind of double agent. Ezra knew his life was going to end, and he wanted it to end.