The Depiction of Wessex in Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge
Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge does an outstanding job of displaying Casterbridge's realistic Western England setting up through the architectural buildings, the patterns of the townspeople, and the speech used throughout the novel. Many of these aspects combined give a particular environment Hardy referred to as "Wessex" which infuses the work with truth and a life.
The love which Hardy experienced, for architecture, is shown throughout this novel with the descriptions of the encompassing countryside, the buildings, the commerce, the roads, and the amusements that define the environment of Casterbridge. The city of Casterbridge in Wessex,