The Mayor of Casterbridge

comment on the unique bond between henchard and farfrae

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Henchard's relationship with Farfrae is the most telling of his (Henchard's) personality. He initially appears generous but soon turns competitive. He becomes convinced that Farfrae is trying to replace him and eventually attempts to kill him. Although their meaningful relationship is quite short-lived, it is clear that the two did form a unique and inseparable bond. Henchard describes Farfrae as a man whom he truly loved.