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The story opens with an astonishing scene in which a drunken Michael Henchard sells his wife and daughter to a sailor at a local fair.
In this novel, Thomas Hardy explores the cultural and economic evolution of England during his lifetime, and he also explores the unraveling of traditional moral codes in a society marked by increasing levels of industrialization and urbanization.
Though Thomas Hardy abandoned Christianity himself during a portion of his lifetime, he uses The Mayor of Casterbridge to reveal to readers the decreasing moral and religious standards in the world they lived in.
Hardy realizes the potential harm that could result from movements of industrialization and urbanization, and he uses this novel to reveal to readers the negative potential that these generally positive movements contain. Hardy reveals this negativity towards modernization through the use of Michael Henchard.
Hardy leads Henchard through a series of shocking discoveries and personality changes, leaving Henchard unhappy and alone at the end. While Hardy does not actually criticize particular English villages or groups, he uses Wessex and its inhabitants to reveal his attitudes toward English society and landscape.
Hardy seems to focus more on the negativity of life rather than the positive aspects gained from experience.
In the end, Hardy uses The Major of Casterbridge as a means of expression and also as a way to caution readers against the dangers of industrialization and urbanization efforts which were taking place in England during the period of publication.
Early in his adulthood, Hardy often participated in restoration projects. Later in his life, however, Thomas Hardy held these restoration and conservation efforts in contempt. Hardy believed that by restoring this medieval architecture, England was losing a rich part of its history that could never be regained.
He believed that by restoring the medieval buildings to modern standards, the citizens of England were being robbed of their past.International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, Volume 5, Issue 2, February 1 ISSN benjaminpohle.com “The Mayor of Casterbridge”: Attitude toward Changes and Challenges of Social Conventions.
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