The Mayor of Casterbridge

How do we know that Michael is ashamed of what he has done?

between chapters 1-5

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 "She's gone—to be sure she is—gone with that sailor who bought her, and little Elizabeth-Jane. We walked here, and I had the furmity, and rum in it—and sold her. Yes, that's what's happened and here am I. Now, what am I to do—am I sober enough to walk, I wonder?"


The Mayor of Casterbridge