The Mayor of Casterbridge - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10 Summary

As Elizabeth is waiting to see Michael, the original applicant for the position of manager (Joshua Jopp) arrives. Michael sends him away, telling him that he has hired someone else to fill the position. He then speaks with Elizabeth-Jane and learns that Susan has returned. He also finds out that Newson is presumed to be dead. He is shocked, and considers the possibility that the two women may be imposters. He rejects this thought, however, and sends Elizabeth-Jane away with a note for Susan and five guineas. The note invites Susan to meet with him just outside of town at a Roman amphitheatre that evening, and Susan is anxious for the evening to arrive.

Chapter 10 Analysis

Michael's treatment of Jopp is a significant event in this chapter because he shows himself to be rude and blunt in his business dealings. Although the appearance of Jopp may seem...

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