How does the information revealed through Mr. Minton’s perspective affect the story?
1. It provides evidence of Samuel Bowen’s charm.
2. It provides a description of his son’s personality.
3. It indicates the reason for Samuel Bowen’s presence.
4. It indicates his acceptance of his daughter’s dislike of their guest.
Answer: The information revealed through Mr. Minton’s perspective affected the story in the following ways-
At the feast table, Marianne Minton was sitting quietly while secretly observing her guest, Samuel Bowen of the town council.
She saw that he was all too willing to share his almost limitless collection of anecdotes.
Marianne disagrees, but her mother fell for his charm and, when dessert was brought out, she placed most of the blackberry cobbler in front of Mr. Bowen.
This gives evidence of Mr. Bowen’s charm.
Mr. Minton’s son’s nature was also observed through it.
He was distressed when their mother placed most of the blackberry cobbler in front of Mr. Bowen but lighted as soon as Mr. Bowen gave him his share of the cobbler.
It also shows why Mr. Bowen was visiting them.
Mr. Minton is also observed to notice his daughter’s reaction to Mr. Bowen and her disapproval of Mr. Bowen.