The Mayor of Casterbridge Essay | Student Essay

This student essay consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis of Michael Henchard.
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Michael Henchard: A Sympathetic Character

Summary: We should pity Micheal Henchard, the main character in Thomas Hardy's novel The Mayor of Casterbridge. Henchard's downfall was caused by forces beyond his control, and Henchard was still a good, honorable man despite the mistakes he had made; therefore, he should not be blamed for those mistakes.
The mayor of Casterbridge was once very popular, that he was admired by all people in the town. "He's the powerfullest member of the town council, and a quite a principal man in the country round besides. ...He worked his way up from nothing when `a came here; and now he's a pillar of the town." (Hardy, 35) Michael Henchard spent eighteen years to climb up from a hay-trusser to the mayor, but he had his downfall in no more than several years, then he lost all his properties to Donald Farfrae; and died in a lonely cottage outside Casterbridge. Michael Henchard is a sympathetic character because he was a noble and virtuous man, but had a miserable life. We should pity him at the end of the novel because Henchard had his downfall by the forces beyond his control, he was still a good man...

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