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The Mayor of Casterbridge

The Mayor of Casterbridge

by Thomas Hardy

Antagonist

Character Role Analysis

Michael Henchard

It's a cliché, but it's true here: Henchard is his own worst enemy. His pride and quick temper cause all the problems in his life. If he'd had a better temper – if he were more like Farfrae – things might have turned out a lot differently for him.


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