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Introduction to Far From the Madding CrowdThomas Hardy was born on June 2 1840 in higher Bockhampton near Dorchester Thomas Hardy wrote many novels including The Mayor of Casterbridge The Poor Man and the Lady and Desperate Remedies He wrote Far From the Madding Crowd and published it in 1874 where it was met with considerable success This book is about the developing relationships between three men and one woman Romantic means someone who expresses love and can easily charm the opposite sex with words of love If someone is fanciful and full of love and the need to show their feelings and love for their partners they are considered romantic Farmer Oak is considered a romantic hero while Troy is considered as being pseudo-romantic Boldwood is romantic but not a hero Farmer Oak is very much like the ancient element of earth The earth is strong and sturdy yet wise and patient The author shows this by the name in which Oak was given Boldwoods infatuation with Bathsheba will prevent her from ever fully appreciating his kindness and love for her Gabriel Oak very heroically comes and saves all of Bathshebas ill and dying sheep Gabriel Oak is very romantic and doesnt just always seek Bathshebas affection but her respect as well He continually gives his advice to her and only tries to help her with his words of wisdom She sometimes does not wish to hear these caring words and after a short period of time she casts him away from her farm in which he is serviced In a fit of anger she tells Oak never to return This state of anger was because Oak had told her he distrusted and disliked Troy her fianc and soon to be husband It appears Bathsheba truly hates Oak and Oak willingly leaves the farm and seeks work elsewhere Boldwood is not a romantic hero He is romantic though but his strong obsession with
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