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The Mayor of Casterbridge Characters & Character Analysis

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Characters

Donald Farfrae

A young Scot who arrives in Casterbridge at about the same time as Susan and Elizabeth Jane, Donald Farfrae becomes Michael Henchard's business manager. He quickly becomes Henchard's only trusted friend and, later, his adversary in both business and love.

Hardy draws Farfrae as Henchard's counterpart in every way. He is physically small, polite and charming, careful and controlled, forward thinking, and methodical. Whereas Henchard propels his fate through moments of rash behavior, Farfrae is cool and calculating in all he does. Although his personality is friendly and engaging, Farfrae maintains a certain detachment from people and events, always considering the possible consequences of his decisions and actions before he makes them. As a result, his path through life is as smooth as Henchard's is rough.

Farfrae initiates a relationship with Henchard by providing information that is a great help to Henchard in solving a business problem...

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