Far From the Madding Crowd

Far From the Madding Crowd


Thomas Hardy

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Lambs and Sheep

Sheep are central to the livelihood of almost everyone in Far from the Madding Crowd. Many characters are directly responsible for taking care of sheep, and other characters, like Bathsheba and Gabriel Oak

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The Valentine

As a new, confident mistress of a farm, Bathsheba suddenly has the position and the freedom to write to others and be listened to, as well to complete a variety of business and personal transactions…

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Two of Bathsheba’s suitors, Gabriel Oak and Sergeant Troy, both have watches that they consult regularly and that seem, in many ways, an extension of their characters. This is a surprising similarity between…

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