The Mayor of Casterbridge - Study Guide Chapter 25 Summary & Analysis

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The chapter begins with Farfrae coming to visit Lucetta. It becomes clear that he is more interested in Lucetta when the two converse romantically even though Elizabeth-Jane is in the same room. Elizabeth-Jane is upset because she feels that Lucetta is Farfrae's favorite, and although she wishes the situation were different, she accepts that she has lost him.

Michael finally decides to come and visit Lucetta. When he does, Lucetta evades his offer of an immediate marriage. Michael is hurt by her evasiveness and leaves, sure that she is refusing his offer to marry her. After he leaves, Lucetta decides that she will not marry Michael and will instead choose Farfrae. Elizabeth-Jane sees what is occurring between Lucetta and her two lovers, and compares them by noting that while Farfrae has youthful love, Michael covets Lucetta because she is young and beautiful. Elizabeth-Jane accepts that she has...

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