The Mayor of Casterbridge - Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 16 Summary

In this chapter, the rift between the Michael and Farfrae becomes more pronounced, as Michael starts to be less warm and friendly to his young Scottish manager. One of the key events in the chapter occurs when Farfrae borrows some cloth to make a shelter for an upcoming public celebration. Michael agrees to give him the cloth, but soon decides he will put on his own festivities on the same day. Michael plans for his games and fun to be free, while Farfrae proposes to charge admission to his tent.

When the day of the celebration arrives, rain ruins Michael's celebrations while Farfrae's games under the tent are very popular with the townsfolk. Michael becomes very jealous of Farfrae when he hears townsfolk praising the young Scot for his ingenuity and business sense. He also sees Elizabeth-Jane dancing with Farfrae. One of his council members, Tubber, tells...

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