The character of Fanny Robin In the novel Far from the Madding Crowd

The last of the Victorian, Thomas Hardy (1840 – 1928) was one of the most well-known and popular novelists of England. ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’, ‘The Mayor of Casterbridge’, ‘Tess of the d’Urbervilles’, and ‘Jude the Obscure’ are some of his famous novels among many others.

As far from the Madding Crowd (1874) is concerned; it is the fourth novel by Thomas Hardy. This novel is his first major literary success as well. Gabriel Oak, Mr. Boldwood, Francis Troy, Cainy Ball, Benjy Pennyways, Bill Smallbury, Jacob Smallbury, Laball Tall, and Henery Fray are male characters;

whereas Bathsheba Everdene, Fanny Robin, Liddy Smallbury, Mrs. Hurst, Maryann Money, and Mrs. Cogan are female characters in Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy. Here, in this article, a character analysis of Fanny Robin will be presented.

Character of Fanny Robin in Far from the Madding Crowd

Bathsheba Everdene’s former servant Fanny Robin is an orphan. It was Troy Mr. Boldwood (her lover) who helps her to enter the school when she was young. But, he never even refers fanny by her name. The readers of Far from the Madding Crowd know her for her (I) Pride (II) Fairness, as well as (III) Courage.

Fanny Robin

Fanny Robin is said to be the exact opposite of Bathseba Everdene. She is good in her simplicity. Whereas Bathsheba, the heroine of Far from the Madding Crowd has incredible energy as well as a complex, sometimes explosive character.

The two are absolutely completely characters. But, it turns out that both of them love the same person.

Fanny Robin, for being with Troy, runs away from the estate. Troy was ready to marry her. But, on the wedding day, it happened that Ms. Robin confused everything and went to the wrong church.

Though she tried to explain her mistake, Troy who was offended by the fact that he had to wait without sense at the altar, (he) terminates the engagement in anger. 

Not after a long time (means, soon), it turns out that Fanny Robin is pregnant. But, the tragic fate of the girl awaits her. Fanny dies during childbirth. In this way, she can be regarded as the victim of her own love.

Fanny Robin, in Far from the Madding Crowd, is a seduced girl. She has to pay for the sins of both. It is unfortunate that Francis Troy understands or comes to know that he loves her very much only after the death of the poor girl.

According to Bathsheba Everdene, the death of Ms. Robin, as well as the baby, means the pain of Fanny’s married life with Troy. At last, it can be said that Fanny, in Far from the Madding Crowd is characterized as a blushful girl whose life is based on fate as well as chance. She was like an accessory for Troy who devastated her.

Who is runaway maid in Far from the Madding Crowd?

Fanny Robin is a runaway maid in Far from the Madding Crowd.

What do you know about the character of Gabriel Oak in Far from the Madding?

Gabriel Oak is a skillful, hardworking, as well as a hardworking farmer who is the first of several suitors for Bathsheba.

Where did Thomas Hardy derive the title of his novel Far from the Madding Crowd from?

Thomas Hardy derived the title of his novel Far from the Madding Crowd  from Thomas Gray’s ‘Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard’.

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