The Mayor of Casterbridge Essay | Chapter 17 of "Mayor of Casterbridge"

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Chapter 17 of "Mayor of Casterbridge"

Summary: In Chapter 17 of Thomas Hardy's "Mayor of Casterbridge," Henchard's feelings overwhelm the way he behaves and acts. Elizabeth Jane is portrayed as taking actions that could disgrace her. Farfrae stays loyal and respectful of Henchard.
Chapter 17 of Thomas Hardy's "Mayor of Casterbridge" continues to develop an understanding of how Henchard's feelings overwhelms the way he behaves and the action he takes.

The chapter begins where Elizabeth Jane's character is being portrayed. Her character could bring her to disgrace as she is found dancing with other town members and Farfrae in particular in the town event. Elizabeth Jane as the Mayor's step daughter, her reputation was very important. The theme of reputation between characters re occurs during the novel and is an important theme between all the characters and scenes throughout.

Henchard had recently dismissed Farfrae because of his jealousy of the relationship between Farfrae and Elizabeth Jane developing.

We have a clear portrayal of Farfrae's character as he stays loyal and respectful of Henchard although he has been dismissed on unfair terms. Farfrae knew why Henchard's dismissed him but did...

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