Study Guide

The Mayor of Casterbridge Characters

By Thomas Hardy

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Michael Henchard

Thomas Hardy had a tough job in The Mayor of Casterbridge. The main character, Michael Henchard,...


Elizabeth-Jane isn't the main character of the novel – that role is reserved for her...

Donald Farfrae

Donald Farfrae is, in many respects, the complete opposite of Michael Henchard. He's forgiving...


Just as Farfrae is the mirror image of Henchard, Lucetta is the mirror image of Elizabeth-Jane....


Poor Susan. There really isn't much else to say about her. Her simplicity and meekness are what...

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