Presentation on theme: "George Viccars. Who is he? George was a journeyman tailor who had secured some work with Alexander Hadfield. He was a very skilled tailor who had come."— Presentation transcript:
Who is he? George was a journeyman tailor who had secured some work with Alexander Hadfield. He was a very skilled tailor who had come from Canterbury. ‘He seemed to be a modest man’ pg.23 He was born in a village near Kinder Scout. He was sent to Plymouth to take up tailoring. He was not tied down by Puritan ideology which let him have a free and sexual relationship with any woman he wanted such as Anys Gowdie.
How the plague arrived in Eyam? George had been infected by the plague when he had received a box of linen for his work from London. Once George had passed from the Plague, Edward Hadfield and his two younger brothers were the next to fall victim of the plague’s wrath. ‘The plague is cruel. Its blows fall and fall again upon raw sorrow...’ pg81
George’s warning to Anna Burn it all! Burn it all! For the love of God burn it!’ pg44
George’s symptoms ‘...his head was pushed aside by a lump the size of a new born piglet, a great, shiny, yellow-purple knob of pulsing flesh. Pg42 ‘...blotched, with shapes like rings of rose petals blooming under his skin.’ pg42
How George treated Anna Compared to the other men that Anna met, ‘...he kept his gaze down on the floor, respectfully.’ pg23 when greeted her. George made sure he did not offend Anna when he spoke to her of his stories from other places in the world. ‘No. Mistress. If anything, I am exaggerating in the contrariwise direction, for I have no wish to offend you.’ pg27
George and Anna’s children George kept Anna’s children entertained by playing games with them. He also let Jamie play in the scapes of fabrics that were in his whisket. When he was staying with them he, ‘...brought laughter back into the house.’ pg24
George’s knowledge of the outer world Due to his work, George encountered many different cultures and he shared his stories with Anna. He Mussulman traders that he bought his fabric from and learnt that they had several wives. Also he was able to speak of London and how he grew weary of living among the ‘...very young and the very rich.’ pg26