Prior to opening the letter, his feelings towards Elizabeth-Jane were positive as he was under the impression that this was his daughter that he had conceived with Susan.
At that time, Henchard showed the upmost care for Elizabeth-Jane.
As Henchard falls, Farfrae rises to greatness because of his character.
In addition to his ill-tempered character, one serious flaw that Henchard possesses is his impulsive choices that he makes based on his emotions.
With Hamlet postponing his actions, he gave Claudius time to plot his own operation, and fail, only due to a simple confusion among the swords.
As wife of Claudius, and mother of Hamlet, Gertrude is torn between the love for her son, and the loyalty for her husband.
It is common logic that Hamlet would be severely bothered by his mother's hasty remarriage, since he and his father had a complex level of respect, "Hyperion to a satyr, so loving to my mother" (Act I, sc.
Fate is the predetermination of events beyond a person’s control.
The quote, “A man’s character is his fate” (Olney 118), proposed by the Greek philosopher Heraclitus, supports the idea that a determined end is the outcome of one’s character.
Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights and Thomas Hardy’s The Mayor of Casterbridge, among other various works, attest to this philosophy.