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Relationships in "Far from the madding crowd". In this essay I will be characterizing the types of relationships of the three male characters with Bathsheba.

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GCSE Far From the Madding Crowd

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Far From the Madding Crowd

In this essay I will be characterizing the types of relationships of the three male characters; Sergeant Francis (Frank) Troy, Gabriel Oak and William Boldwood had with the protagonist Bathsheba Everdene in the novel "Far From the Madding Crowd". I will begin by explaining their personalities and then go onto describing their relationships with Bathsheba Everdene and how these relationships develop.

Gabriel Oak is who can be considered as the novels hero in some ways, is a farmer turned shepherd turned bailiff. He seems to have natural, almost exceptional skills in taking care of a farm, and as we see this comes to his benefit as the story unravels. At the beginning of the novel Gabriel Oak is introduced as a young and successful farmer who was able to move his way up the ladder and acquire his own farm "I have a nice snug little farm" with "200 sheep" (something which would be considered as a prestigious achievement in those days). Gabriel Oak is a very honest and down to Earth man represented as a character with a very solid personality, in the sense that with him what you see is

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