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Mr. Gascoigne in Daniel Deronda

By George Eliot

Mr. Gascoigne

Mr. Gascoigne is also frequently referred to as "The Rector." He is Gwendolen's uncle through marriage. He has two kids, Rex and Anna. What's interesting about Mr. Gascoigne is the way he seems to invest a lot more attention in Gwendolen than he does in his own daughter. He seems to think that Gwendolen has the best marriage prospects since so many people find her to be strikingly beautiful and intriguing. Even though he gives Gwendolen a ton of attention, though, you should also keep in mind that he has pretty strong opinions as to what she should and shouldn't do (just think about how harsh he is when Gwendolen thinks she might not want to marry Grandcourt).