The Mayor of Casterbridge

compare the characters of farfrae and henchard.

comparison between donald farfrae and michaael henchard.

the characters of the novel ''mayor of casterbridge''

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Farfrae is Michael henchard's opposite in nearly everyway. they are phyisical opposite. whereas henchard is tall, strong and somewhat clumsy. farfrae is short, lithe and well coordinated. whereas henchard is not well educated. farfrae is intelligent and very well informed about the scientific and business aspects of the grain and com industry. henchard is aggressive and abrasive, but farfrae is gentle and likeable. inshort, farfrae is everything henchard would love to be, and loves to pretend that he is.


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they both are totally different from eachother, henchard is incomparable to michael.


thomas hardy writer

Henchard is not well-educated. He is crude and unrefined,primitive in his ways and manners and ignorant.Farfrae, on the other hand is sharp and knows how to maintain account books.He conducts business in a systematic way.One of the citizen remarks that Henchard would not have nourished if it had not been for Farfrae.He is prosperous business man.

Michael Henchard is a man of many ups and many downs.He live his regrets and never lets them go.He is impulsive and emotional.He takes a sudden liking to Farfrae and appoints him as his corn manager.But soon he grows jealous of Farfrae's rising popularity and dismisses him.He is reckless and impulsive in his business transactions too.Farfrae, on the contrary keeps a big profit by proceeding sharply and intelligently.


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