Far From the Madding Crowd

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  • Central Themes in Far From the Madding Crowd
    • Marriage
      • 'Marriage transforms a distraction into a support' P22
      • 'I'll make her my wife, or upon my soul I shall be good for nothing.' P22
      • 'nobody has got me yet as a sweetheart... I hate to be thought men's property in that way' P26
        • 'I don't love you - so 'twould be ridiculous!' P29
        • 'He wasn't quite good enough for me' P68
      • 'whenever you look up there I shall be - and whenever I look up there you shall be' P27
      • 'I shouldn't mind being a bride at a wedding if I could be one without having a husband.' P28
    • Death
      • ''He found his opportunity in the death of a ewe' P22
        • 'The ewes lay dead at its foot - a heap of two hundred mangled carcases' P32
    • Nature
      • 'The sun lighted up to a scarlet glow' P6
      • 'a desolated wind wandered from the north' P8
      • 'the twinkling of all the stars seemed to be but throbs of one body' P9
        • 'The panoramic glide of the stars past earthly objects' P9
        • 'The kingly brilliancy of Sirius pierced the eye with a steely glitter' P9
      • 'looking at the sky as a useful instrument... superlatively beautiful.' P12
      • 'nature, like a busy mother' P14
    • Love
      • 'He liked saying "Bathsheba" as a private enjoyment instead of whistling' P22
      • 'Love is a possible strength in an actual weakness.' P22
      • 'It may be observed that there is no regular path for getting out of love as there is for getting in.' P30
    • Religion
      • 'His Christian name was Gabriel' P3
      • 'he went to Church, but yawned privately.' P3
      • 'middle line between beauty of Saint John and the ugliness of Judas Iscariot' P7
    • Appearance
      • 'when Farmer Oak smiled, the corners of his mouth spread' P3
        • 'He thoroughly cleaned his silver watch chain with whiting...' P23
      • 'painted a soft lustre upon her bright face and black hair.' P6
        • 'she's so good-looking and an excellent scholar besides' P25
      • 'She simply observed her self as a fair product of Nature in a feminine direction' P6
      • 'she has her faults... Vanity' P7
      • 'looked around for a moment as if to assure herself that all humanity was out of view' P15


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