This is very striking elements of the male dominated society of the contemporary period. In the same way the influence of modernization in contemporary society is another important aspect of the depiction of social realism in the society. She was very conscious of her superiority. He is shown to be generous, attractive, soft-spoken, patriotic, and a fine ballad singer.
Just beginning his struggle in accepting standards of society, Michael Henchard realizes the disastrous effects of alcohol and promises to never drink again for twenty-one years Indeed, even when Henchard is at his most adversarial — during his fight with Farfrae in the barn, for instance — the Scotchman reminds himself of the fallen mayor's circumstances, taking pains to understand and excuse Henchard's behaviour.
Although Henchard soon comes to view Farfrae as his adversary, the Scotchman's victories are won more in the name of progress than of personal satisfaction. It is up to the novel The Mayor of Casterbridge to illuminate which position he ultimately adopts.
The first and foremost character Henchard can be seen to intrude on is Susan, his once lost and then regained wife.
Females are forced to do whatever their husbands order. Afterwards, Henchard becomes a wealthy man and the mayor of the town Casterbridge The husband is the most responsible person to feed his family in that society.
This makes a great impression on the reader.