Posted by Leanne S on April 09, 1998 at 11:10:17:
In response to Inheritance and Legitimacy, written by May on April 08, 1998 at 23:06:54
] This question came to mind after watching "Tom Jones". Would Mr. Blifil naturely be Squire Allworthy's legitmate heir because of his birth? i.e.: Just because Tom is the older nephew, would it have affected Mr. Blifil's claim?
It would put Mr Blifil second in line to inherit, as he was the younger of the two. Thus, he would only inherit if Tom died or Mr Allworthy had disinherited him or cast him off. Hence Blifil's machinations.
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