| Quote #4
"Here and everywhere are folk dying before their time like frosted leaves, though wanted by the world, the country, and their own families, as badly as can be; while I, an outcast and an incumbrance, wanted by nobody, I live on, and can't die if I try." (44.10)
Henchard feels like an outcast; no one cares whether he lives or dies, and yet he "live[s] on." He uses the simile of "frosted leaves" to describe people "dying before their time," perhaps because people have as little control over their deaths as they do over the weather.
| Quote #5
The expression of her face was one of nervous pleasure rather than of gaiety. (44.14)
Even after she has married Farfrae and gotten everything she ever wanted, Elizabeth-Jane has a hard time being happy.
| Quote #6
Michael Henchard's Will
Henchard's final will and testament sums up the dissatisfaction of his life. He doesn't want to be remembered or mourned; he doesn't even want a grave marker.