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Far From the Madding Crowd Review on Chapters 34 and 35 - What Happens In the Chapters?

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Far From the Madding Crowd Review on Chapters 34 and 35 What Happens In the Chapters? In chapter thirty-four we first see Gabriel Oak looking over Coggan's gate taking an up and down survey of the farm before retiring to rest. On his way back he heard a vehicle coming down the lane. As soon as he heard the voices coming from the vehicle he instantly knew that it was none other than Liddy and Bathsheba. They did not sound suppressed at all, but Bathsheba sounded weary. Liddy was asking her mistress lots of questions about Bath and Bathsheba was answering them listlessly and unconcernedly. He lingered on there for about another half an hour. Boldwood walked past and said "Good-night". Boldwood was on his way to Bathsheba's house. He saw that the blind in the room that Bathsheba was in was not drawn, so he knocked on the door, Liddy answered, he asked to see Bathsheba. Liddy went back into the house and drew the blind. Liddy came back out and said that her mistress could not see him now. Boldwood walked away knowing that he was not forgiven. ...read more.

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Troy also told Boldwood the one thing that he did not want to hear, that was, that both Bathsheba and Sergeant Troy had gotten married that very morning in Bath. In chapter thirty-five, we see a bright morning with singing birds and the dew shimmering in the sunlight. Troy woke up early that morning and was looking out of his window taking a survey of the land he now owned. In the meantime, Jan Coggan and Gabriel Oak passed the village cross and made their way to the fields. Hey were yet barely in view of the house when Gabriel thought he saw an open window. Partially screened by an elder bush they decided to wait before they came out of the shade. They could see a handsome man leaning idly from the lattice, the man was sergeant Troy. Coggan said quietly while looking at the window that they have gotten married, Gabriel's face turned white. They finally came out of the bushes and made their way past the house. Troy saw them and said "hello". ...read more.

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Are any themes developed or touched upon? The themes of trickery and sorrow are developed in these two chapters. Sergeant Troy shows us how trickery and deception can work for a while but always end in sorrow. Farmer Boldwood shows the theme of sorrow. He endures the suspense of waiting for the answer of marriage from Bathsheba and in the end, she doesn't talk to him anymore and instead marries Sergeant Troy. This is too much for Mr. Boldwood and he ends up almost insane. Are the chapters important in view of what happens later in the text? The chapters are important in view of what happens later in the story because we need to know what happens to Farmer Boldwood and Sergeant Troy. These two chapters leave each character drifting but at such a point that anything can happen. What does the reader learn about the social and historical background of the text from these chapters? The reader learns that the village and the people are very close nit and if anyone or anything comes in or interferes then the balance is disturbed and some people could get hurt by this. ...read more.

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