Micheal Henchard- He is a drunk at the beginning of the novel and sells his wife and daughter then stops drinking due to his mistake. His life soon starts to go downhill.
Farfrae- a Scotchman who arrived in Casterbridge at the time of Susan and Elizabeth Jane. Soon becomes Henchards rival.
Elizabeth Jane- not Henchards real daughter because she died at birth but acts like his daughter.
Lucetta- Henchard meets her and falls in love with her.
Susan- Henchards wife when the novel starts who he soon sells.
Takes place in the fictional town of Casterbridge.
Henchard sells his wife and daughter at the beggining of the novel because he was drunk. He then becomes sober and becomes Mayor of Casterbridge. His wife and " daughter" come back so Henchard can take care of them. His life alone starts to go downhill, finding things out he didn't expect.
When Henchard becomes mayor because his life starts to take a turn for the worse and things start to get bad.
Henchard becomes a alcoholic again.
I would recommend this book to everybody. It shows that's life decision can sometimes make life worse than it already is. It shows people to be wise with your decision making.