The Mayor of Casterbridge - Study Guide Chapter 36 Summary & Analysis

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In this chapter, Lucetta is accosted by Jopp on her way home from meeting with Michael. Jopp threatens to blackmail her with his knowledge of the Jersey affair unless she recommends him to Farfrae as a partner. She refuses and sends him away. Jopp returns to the cottage, and Michael asks him to deliver the sealed packet of love letters to Lucetta.

Jopp sets out the next morning, but runs into Mother Cuxsom and Nance Mockridge. These two odd characters lead him to Mixen Lane, a refuge for no-goods and lowlifes. They head to an inn called Peter's Finger, where the crowd of degenerates includes the "furmity woman." She urges him to open the sealed packet, and the group soon learns of the Jersey affair. They all laugh when they learn that the Mayor's wife has had an affair with the former Mayor. As a...

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