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Loss in Hardy's The Convergence of the Twain and Kipling's Harp Song of the Dane Women - Loss in Hardy's The Convergence of the Twain and Kipling's Harp Song of the Dane Women The sadness of loss, and of what man has felt after something or someone is lost has been the subject of sadness and melancholy in many poems for many years. The two poems, "The convergence of the Twain' by Thomas Hardy and 'Harp song of the Dane women' by Rudyard Kipling both explore portrayal of loss but each in a very different ways. Although they do both seem similar in content and style, the way that the poem reflects on each of he poet's emotions are very different....   [tags: Papers] 621 words
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Hardships and Broken Hearts in The Mayor of Casterbridge and Jude, the Obscure by Thomas Hardy - Hardships and Broken Hearts in The Mayor of Casterbridge and Jude, the Obscure by Thomas Hardy Both of the novels, The Mayor of Casterbridge and Jude, the Obscure, written by Thomas Hardy are full of hardships and broken hearts. Many of the characters are hurtful and in return hurt badly. Each of Hardy's novels seem to portray an underlining feeling of aversion towards marriage. In each of his novels most of the marriages are unfulfilling and don't work out. Each marriage in the novels ends up as disastrous with the exception of Elizabeth and Farfrae in The Mayor of Casterbridge....   [tags: Papers] 657 words
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Social, Historical and Cultural Pressures Revealed in Thomas Hardy's Writing - Social, Historical and Cultural Pressures Revealed in Thomas Hardy's Writing Thomas Hardy was born in Dorset on the second of June 1840; he was born into the lower class. He was taught to read and write at an early age making him want to write stories in the future. After he wrote and got his first short story published he started to rise up the classes into the higher middle class taking his sense of responsibility over the rights for women of the era. His stories were based on his personal experiences as you can tell with all the detail he uses in his descriptions, one example is when he describes the hanging in the Withered Arm as he described it to the final details, it's also shown when he describes the clothes such as the milk maid in the Withered Arm "in a long white pinafore or 'wropper'." This shows that hardy knew exactly what the different clothes names were and exactly how they looked....   [tags: Papers] 763 words
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The Presentation Of Relationships Within Three Short Stories By Thomas Hardy - Examine The Presentation of relationships Within Three Short Stories By Thomas Hardy. The relationships in Tony Kytes ‘The Arch-Deceiver’ is the relationship between Tony Kytes and three women, Milly Richards, Unity Sallet, and Hannah Jolliver who are all of the same class so they know what should be expected of one another. Tony Kytes is shown as a young handsome man, who all of the women want to be with. Thomas Hardy shows us that marriage was a key to life in those days for everyone, especially if they wanted to have children without being thought to of being lowered in society....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1509 words
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Thomas Hardy was an English man, who lived in England near Dorchester - Thomas Hardy was an English man, who lived in England near Dorchester Thomas Hardy was an English man, who lived in England near Dorchester. He lived from 1840-1928 most of what he wrote is set in Dorset and the neighboring countries. He gave these the fictional name Wessex. He wrote 17 novels which one was unpublished. And around a thousand poems the melancholy hussar and the withered arm are both from the Wessex tails book. He lived on the edge of a tract of a wild heath land, which was very isolated this may have resulted in his stories being set out in the country or being isolated....   [tags: English Literature] 739 words
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The Relationship Between Bathsheba and Bolwood in Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy - The Relationship Between Bathsheba and Bolwood in Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy The initial association between the two characters Bathsheba and Bolwood is very different when compared to the relationship that exists when Boldwood proposes to Bathsheba for a second time. At fist Boldwood does not respond to her beauty as all other men do, Bathsheba is annoyed at his indifference. Her vanity causes her to make the disastrous mistake of sending him a valentine. "Let's toss as men do." "Toss this hymn book -" "Open Teddy - shut Boldwood." "The book went fluttering in the air and came down shut." The quote above clearly shows that it was fate, not a definite decision, which decided that Bathsheba should send the valentine to Boldwood....   [tags: Papers] 685 words
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The Setting for Thomas Hardy's The Withered Arm and Other Wessex Tales - The Setting for Thomas Hardy's The Withered Arm and Other Wessex Tales In the following essay I seek to show evidence of how Thomas Hardy was acutely aware of the social status of people, how village and town life was conducted, how men and women reacted to their own sex and to each other and the part religion played in people's daily lives. Social class is raised a lot in Hardy's pieces. Even though these stories were all written at a different time and then put together, you can see it is a strong theme in the book....   [tags: Papers] 1588 words
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How do Hardy and Steinbeck portray loneliness in 'The Withered Arm' - How do Hardy and Steinbeck portray loneliness in 'The Withered Arm' and 'Of Mice and Men'. Thomas Hardy, author of 'The Withered Arm' and John Steinbeck, author of 'Of Mice and Men both portray the common theme of loneliness in each of these novels. For example, in 'The Withered Arm', Rhoda is judged for the cause of her loneliness, such as when it says 'She knew that she had been slyly called a witch since her fall', as are Curley and Curley's wife like when Candy refers to Curley's wife as a tart....   [tags: English Literature] 2548 words
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The Three Strangers by Thomas Hardy and The Darkness out there by Penelope Lively - Explore the themes of justace and things not being as they seem in The three Strangers by Thomas Hardy and The Darkness out there by Penelope Lively Explore the themes of injustice and things not being as they seem in 'The Three Strangers' (Thomas Hardy) and 'The Darkness out There' (Penelope Lively) 'The Three Strangers' is a pre 20th century story that was written in 1883 but set in 1820. 'The Darkness Out There' was written in 1970. From the titles of the stories we assume they would be a mystery or horror story....   [tags: English Literature] 3022 words
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How Thomas Hardy Controls the Reader's Response to Donald Farfrae in The Mayor of Casterbridge - How Thomas Hardy Controls the Reader's Response to Donald Farfrae in The Mayor of Casterbridge Throughout the novel 'The Mayor of Casterbridge', Thomas Hardy successfully engages the reader in the character of Donald Farfrae. Hardy uses subtle sentences that sway the reader's view of the character with great effectiveness. Farfrae does some terrible things, but he cannot be held totally responsible for his actions, as he does not knowingly cause turmoil. Consequently, the reader cannot have a detestation of Farfrae who is an entrepreneur and has a great logical mind....   [tags: Papers] 2507 words
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Personal Goals Influencing Marriage in the Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy - Personal Goals Influencing Marriage in the Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy When one thinks of marriage, images of happiness, faithfulness, and unconditional love come to mind. Marriages are not for allowing two lovers to accomplish personal goals, but rather for faithful companions to live the rest of their lives together. In The Return of the Native, Thomas Hardy presents the reader with two pairs of lovers that marry to accomplish personal goals, not because of a mutual love and a desire to obtain a lifelong soul mate....   [tags: Papers] 1003 words
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The Presentation of Female Characters in 3 Short Stories by Thomas Hardy - The Presentation of Female Characters in 3 Short Stories by Thomas Hardy The purpose of this essay is to explore the way in which Tomas Hardy portrayed women in his stories. And to see what this tells a modern audience about society of the time and the role of women. I have studied three of Thomas Hardys short stories; The Son Veto, The Withered Arm and The Distracted Preacher. All these stories where set in the rural county of Wessex. A county mad up by Thomas Hardy himself....   [tags: Papers] 1332 words
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Passion Versus Moral Duty Illustrated in Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure - Conflict between a character’s intense passions and their moral duties is commonly expressed in literature. Thomas Hardy’s Jude the Obscure undoubtedly uses this theme throughout the novel. Hardy creates two characters who are undeniably in love, however, they are forced to hide their great passions for one another for they both are married to someone else. These intimate feelings drive to two lovers, Jude and Sue, to neglect their commitments to their spouses and aspirations as they attempt to establish a life together....   [tags: Jude the Obscure] 636 words
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Prejudice in The Son's Veto by Thomas Hardy and To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee - Explore the theme of prejudice in The Son's Veto by Thomas Hardy and To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird", is set in Maycomb County in southern North America. The story is written about the prejudices people experienced in the 1930's. Atticus, a lawyer and one of only a few good honest men in the story, battles to save a black man accused of raping a poor white woman. Atticus lives with his two children and a black maid. The children get involved with an intriguing character named "Boo", a lonely and ostracised man....   [tags: English Literature] 2948 words
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The Portrayal of Gabriel Oak in Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy - The Portrayal of Gabriel Oak in Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy In the novel Far from the Madding Crowd written by Thomas Hardy, I will be observing in detail the main character, Gabriel Oak a young, sheep farmer. I am going to determine how he is described as a heroic character in the first seven chapters. Gabriel Oak is portrayed to the reader as a heroic character in several different ways. In chapter one, there is no action or events. Alternatively, in the first paragraph, there is a description of Oak, which is mainly focused on his broad smile....   [tags: Papers] 936 words
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Relationships Between Men and Women in Thoms Hardy's Short Stories - Relationships Between Men and Women in Thoms Hardy's Short Stories Thomas Hardy was born on June the 2nd, 1848, at Higher Brockhampton in Dorset, a little hamlet, a few miles from Dorchester. He soon moved to London to study architecture, writing poems and short stories in his spare time, eventually moving on to do full-time writing, abandoning architecture. Most of his stories are set in the imagined county of Wessex, which encompasses the counties, Dorset, Devon, and Cornwall....   [tags: Papers] 2000 words
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The Character of the Curate and Marian in Old Mrs. Chundle by Thomas Hardy - The Character of the Curate and Marian in 'Old Mrs Chundle' In Thomas Hardy's short story, 'Old Mrs Chundle', the Curate is a well-respected, well-mannered and considerate man. He is determined to spread the word of God to Mrs Chundle. Mrs Chundle is also a considerate woman. She does not regularly visit the church and lives alone in South Wales. At the beginning of the story, the Curate asks for some lunch from Mrs Chundle. At first Mrs Chundle did not hear the Curate, so he has to repeat what he asked earlier....   [tags: English Literature British] 1672 words
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Rhoda Brook's Diary from The Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy - Rhoda Brook's Diary from The Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy Dear Diary, I am quite alarmed today as when I was milking the cows this morning I overheard some other milkmaids gossiping about my former lover and father of my son and that he is getting married to a woman 'many years his junior'. This is just so typical of him. I know he is only doing this to spite me. He has really embarrassed me. As if I wasn't already the talk of the village even after twelve years since I had my beautiful but forbidden baby boy, they are still calling me a witch and a prostitute....   [tags: Papers] 1267 words
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Thomas Hardy's Use off Verbs to Convey that Lizzy is Spirited and in Control in Distracted Preacher - Thomas Hardy's Use off Verbs to Convey that Lizzy is Spirited and in Control in Distracted Preacher Thomas Hardy 's 'Distracted preacher' uses a variety of language techniques to convey the ideas behind action as well as showing how Lizzy is both spirited and in control of many of her actions through out the novel. Verbs of action are used in many novels to express the movement and emotion of a certain characters or themes, which bring to the novel an added perspective of the story and help indulge the reader, these can be seen in Hardy's 'Distracted Preacher'....   [tags: Papers] 445 words
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Comparing the Ways in Which Susan Hill and Thomas Hardy Present the Woman in Black and the Withered Arm - Comparing the Ways in Which Susan Hill and Thomas Hardy Present the Woman in Black and the Withered Arm Both the Woman in Black and the Withered Arm are well known pieces of modern literature, and utilize both different and similar methods to present a narrative of the supernatural. In this assessment of the two books I will be considering the pace, tension, description, structure, style, literature devices and the creative writing within the two books. However throughout my evaluation of the two pieces I will take into account the fact that although The Withered Arm and The Woman in Black are both considered short stories rather than novels, their lengths vary immensely....   [tags: Papers] 1346 words
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In What Ways Does Hardy Use Storytelling Techniques To Tell His Story Effectively? - ‘Far From The Madding Crowd’ was written by Thomas Hardy in the year 1874. However, the story was set around thirty five years previously. Hardy wrote the story fundamentally with the aim to idealise rural life, as he felt that this was a great lifestyle that was disappearing much to his displease. The trigger for the writing of this book may have been the 1851 census which revealed that more people were living in the towns/urban areas than in the rural. This was a result of the Industrial Revolution....   [tags: Literary Review] 641 words
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Women in Thomas Hardy's Tony Kytes The Arch Deceiver and D.H Lawrence's Tickets Please - Explore the Presentation of women in Thomas Hardy's Tony Kytes - the arch deceiver and D.H Lawrence's Tickets Please At the beginning of "Tony Kytes - the arch deceiver" ,by Thomas Hardy, we first meet the character of Tony Kytes. Hardy uses a full character description to build up a mental image of Tony Kytes before we hear of the story. In contrast to this, the story "Tickets Please" by D. H Lawrence begins with a setting description. The two stories have many similar characteristics. Although they were written with 25 years difference in them, there are many things which are the same....   [tags: English Literature] 1640 words
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Men and Women in The Withered Arm and Other Stories by Thomas Hardy and Men and Women in Turned by Charlotte Perkins Gilman - Men and Women in The Withered Arm and Other Stories by Thomas Hardy and Men and Women in Turned by Charlotte Perkins Gilman "The Withered Arm" and "Turned" are both focused on relationships between men and women. "The Withered Arm" was about the relationship between Rhoda Brook and Farmer Lodge and also who he married later on called Gertrude. "Turned" was about the relationship between Mr.Marroner and Mrs.Marion Marroner but Mr.Marroner also had an affair with his servant Gerta Peterson and made her pregnant....   [tags: Papers] 933 words
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A Comparison of the Attitudes Shown in The Man He Killed By Tomas Hardy and in My Last Duchess by Robert Browning - A Comparison of the Attitudes Shown in The Man He Killed By Tomas Hardy and in My Last Duchess by Robert Browning The attitudes shown in the two poems “The Man he Killed” by Tomas Hardy and “My Last Duchess” Robert by Browning are very different; where as Hardy creates a modest, baffled character who feels very guilty, Browning’s Duke is a vain, proud man who has killed his wife in a premeditated manner. These characteristics are also revealed through the poet’s use of stanza, structure and language choices....   [tags: Papers] 562 words
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The Relationships Between Men and Women in Tony Kytes, the Arch-Deceiver by Thomas Hardy and Tickets Please by D.H Lawrence - The Relationships Between Men and Women in Tony Kytes, the Arch-Deceiver by Thomas Hardy and Tickets Please by D.H Lawrence Throughout time, through all social and cultural settings men and women have had relationships, like the settings these relationships have changed. I am going to be looking at the relationships between men and women in 'Tony Kytes' and 'Tickets Please'. These two stories are very different but there are some similarities. In both stories there are women who suffer at the hands of womanizing men and in the end these men have to make a choice about which girl they want....   [tags: Papers] 1397 words
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Style and Tone in Two Poems: “To His Coy Mistress” by Andrew Marvell and “The Ruined Maid” by Thomas Hardy - In this essay I will compare two poems: “To His Coy Mistress” by Andrew Marvell and “The Ruined Maid” by Thomas Hardy. I will look at the style and the tones that are used in both of these poems in order to compare them. “To His Coy Mistress” is one-way argumentative conversation featuring one horny young man trying to convince his reluctant mistress to give up her virginity to him before she gets old. He uses the argument that she needs to have sex now because her youth and beauty will fade as she ages....   [tags: To His Coy Mistress, Andrew Marvell, Ruined Maid, ] 1070 words
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How Hardy Uses Language to Create a Fairytale-Like Atmosphere, a Melancholy and Wistful Atmosphere, and an Ambiguous Tone Towards Love - How Hardy Uses Language to Create a Fairytale-Like Atmosphere, a Melancholy and Wistful Atmosphere, and an Ambiguous Tone Towards Love The fairytale atmosphere is created in the first stanza of the poem. The settings for a fairytale are usually romantic, with the perfect place, perfect lovers and at a perfect night. The language used in the first stanza gives us an image of this, it starts off talking about the lovers together and looking over a parapet stone, we get a sense of closeness between the two people because of their actions, looking over a balcony at night gives the reader a sense of tranquillity, especially under the “southing moon”....   [tags: Papers] 457 words
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Tension and Atmosphere in The Red Room by H.G.Wells, The Signalman by Charles Dickens and A Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy - Tension and Atmosphere in "The Red Room" by H.G.Wells, "The Signalman" by Charles Dickens and "A Withered Arm" by Thomas Hardy To investigate tension and atmosphere, I have looked at three pre1900 pieces- 'The Red Room' H.G.Wells, 'The Signalman,' Charles Dickens, & 'A Withered Arm' Thomas Hardy. They use a variety of different techniques, each with their own individual style but achieving the same overall effect. They focus on setting, description of characters & use of language. The Red Room is a tale of a man on a quest to discover the truth about the legend of 'The Red Room' in Lorraine Castle, as the young man's fate unfolds the audience are led with him, they feel his fear, hear his thoughts and experience his terror....   [tags: Red Wells Signalman Dickens Withered Essays] 2772 words
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Tony Kytes The Arch-Deceiver By Thomas Hardy and Seeing a Beauty Queen Home by Bill Naughton - Tony Kytes The Arch-Deceiver By Thomas Hardy and Seeing a Beauty Queen Home by Bill Naughton In the story we have been studying, 'Tony Kytes the arch deceiver' and seeing a beuty queen home' we have found out that Tony Kytes is looking to marry, however Rudy is only looking for some female attention, we know this because a quote from the story says, "…it was soon said that they were engaged to be married." We know that Rudy just wants some female attention because he says, "we'd dance the ugliest girl in town as long as she could dance", which means that he just wants the women for this particular night....   [tags: Papers] 865 words
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Comparison of Kate Chopin's The Unexpected, Thomas Hardy's The Arch Deceiver and Arnold Bennett's News of the Engagement - Comparison of Kate Chopin's The Unexpected, Thomas Hardy's The Arch Deceiver and Arnold Bennett's News of the Engagement The titles of the three stories I am comparing are: 'The Unexpected' by Kate Chopin, 'The Arch Deceiver' by Thomas Hardy and 'News of the Engagement' by Arnold Bennett. All these stories were written in the 19th century, the time of the Victorians where women were not supposed to care about the male sexual attractions and would marry a man for their money, financial security and for raising children....   [tags: Papers] 1394 words
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Analysis of The March of the Dead by Robert W. Service, The Souls of the Slain by Thomas Hardy and Slain by T.W.H. Cross - Analysis of The March of the Dead by Robert W. Service, The Souls of the Slain by Thomas Hardy and Slain by T.W.H. Cross Introduction This coursework is based on analysing three poems, which are the 'the March of the dead' by Robert W Service, 'the souls of the slain' by Thomas Hardy and 'slain' by T.W.H. Crossland. This poem was based on the Boer War, which took place on October 11th 1899 to Many 31st 1902. The two sides that fought in this war were, Great Britain and two Boer Republics who are the South African Republic and the Orange Free State....   [tags: Papers] 2067 words
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A Comparison Between Tony Kytes, The Arch Deceiver by Thomas Hardy and The Seduction by Eileen McAuly - A Comparison Between Tony Kytes, The Arch Deceiver by Thomas Hardy and The Seduction by Eileen McAuly "Tony Kytes the Arch Deceiver" is a hilarious story of an afternoon when Tony was driving home from the market in his wagon. A pretty girl called Unity to whom he was quite close before he met his present fiancé stopped him and asked him to give her a lift home. They were riding along, having a flirtatious conversation, when Tony saw Milly, his fiancé. Fearing her displeasure on seeing Unity riding with him on the wagon, he manages to persuade Unity to hide at the back of the wagon....   [tags: Papers] 1470 words
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A Comparison of November, 1806 (Wordsworth) to the Men of Kent (Wordsworth), Drummer Hodge (Hardy), and The Charge of the Light Brigade (Lord Alfred T - A Comparison of November, 1806 (Wordsworth) to the Men of Kent (Wordsworth), Drummer Hodge (Hardy), and The Charge of the Light Brigade (Lord Alfred Tennyson) The themes in November, 1806; To the men of Kent; The Charge of the Light Brigade; and Drummer Hodge are all war-based. They all contain the themes of death, war and some sense of victory in that in both of Wordsworth's poems, it is directly about the victory in a battle. In Drummer Hodge, it is that his family shall never forget him....   [tags: Papers] 777 words
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A Comparison between the Film of the Scarlet Tunic and the Melancholy Hussar of the German Legion by Thomas Hardy - A Comparison between the Film of the Scarlet Tunic and the Melancholy Hussar of the German Legion by Thomas Hardy The main change in the film to the short story is how they had changed the ending of the story to something completely different, changing the effect of the end. Instead of living to tell the story of her tragedy as said in the short story, the film made it so Phyllis ended up being shot with Matthaus; therefore the story was not told by her (since she was dead) but a narrator....   [tags: Papers] 1008 words
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Mayor Of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy - Mayor Of Casterbridge Chapter 2 Henchard made his way into the town of Casterbridge, penniless, depressed, and entirely ignorant of what he might do to sustain himself. He didn't much care for himself now, knowing the deed he had done. It was out of season for hay-trussing, and he had not been able to find work at that task even when it was at the height of its demand. He was faced with finding another occupation. But what can a man who has no skills other than hay trussing do. He walked down the main street of the town, stopping at every shop and inn to offer his services....   [tags: essays research papers] 536 words
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Analyzing Hardy's Writings - ... William Boldwood but he is not interested in her and she comes to marry Sergeant Troy, a deceitful and inconsiderate husband. He squanders her money on gambling. He used to love Fanny Robin before getting married to Bathsheba and he chances to see her one day between Casterbridge and Weatherbury. He decides to go to her and help her but he finds her and her child dead. Feeling desperate, he quarrels with Bathsheba and leaves for America. Thinking that she is now a widow, Bathsheba decides to marry Boldwood....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 549 words
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Tess of the d’Urberville - ... Therefore, Hardy is completely capable of describing social issues, and does so in Tess. Now, the first major relationship Tess is in is with Alec d’Urberville in which she is subjugated to mistreatment. One of the most evident examples of the way Alec treats Tess in the garden, in which he feeds her strawberries while she was “in a slight distress” and even smokes in front of her, although she claims that she minds “not at all” (52). Now the clearer example, the strawberry abuse, alludes to the rape which comes later on in the novel....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Thomas Hardy] 901 words
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Feeling Sympathy for Tess in Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Feeling Sympathy for Tess in Tess of the D'Urbervilles I think that throughout the novel Thomas Hardy uses many different techniques that lead his readers to feel sympathy for Tess. Through reading Hardy's 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles' I have realised that it is invaluable that the readers of any novel sympathise with and feel compassion for the main character. In writing 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles' Thomas Hardy is very successful in grabbing the attention and sentiments of the reader and then steering their emotions so that they feel empathy and understanding for the character Tess....   [tags: Tess of the D'Urbervilles Thomas Hardy Essays] 2007 words
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Jude the Obscure - ... Jude's caring personality is first depicted because "his sleep was fitful" knowing that Sue is so alone, yet so close, and again when he hears the "shrill" "cry" and cannot stand thinking about the trapped rabbit "bearing its torture" in a death trap until morning(ll.4-6, 8). His concerned nature is further developed in a flashback from his childhood: he saves earthworms, one of the smallest, detested of organisms, from certain doom. Comparatively, the thoughts of the "iron teeth" and the "mortification" of the "lacerated leg" along with the "agonies of the rabbit" tear Jude up inside until he can take the mental torture no longer and forces himself to relieve the rabbit of his physical imprisonment and affliction(ll.10-13)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Thomas Hardy] 1123 words
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Tess of the d’Urbervilles - ... Alec is a womanizer who jumps from woman to woman without regard to their feelings, carelessly flinging around their hearts and virginity. Barbaric. His hair, the darkest possible color, can be associated to a dark personality related to sin and other negative aspects of life. His mouth, which is shaped roughly, like his actions and character, can sometimes be overlooked because of the smoothness of them. Like the smooth trait of his lips, Alec can use trickery to disguise his real motives with people, which include his us of sly words....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Thomas Hardy] 954 words
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Setting and Symbols in The Mayor of Casterbridge - Setting and Symbols in The Mayor of Casterbridge Modern critics consider Hardy a great writer and they consider The Mayor of Casterbridge one of Hardy¡¯s two great novels. Of all the Wessex¡¯s novels, however, this is the least typical. Although it makes much less use of the physical environment than do the others, we still cannot ignore the frequently use of symbols and setting in the novel. In my essay, I¡®ll analyze the function of the symbols and the setting in The Mayor of Casterbridge. The setting place of this novel is Casterbridge (England), a fictional town based on the city of Dorchester....   [tags: The Mayor of Casterbridge Thomas Hardy Essays]
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Up-hill and Looking Back and Afterwards - Up-hill and Looking Back and Afterwards The poems I am going to analyse and compare are 'Remember', 'Up-hill' and 'Looking Back' by Christina Rossetti and 'Afterwards' by Thomas Hardy. These poems reflect on the theme of loss and how it affects the poets when they reflect on it. The poems also show the poets' preoccupation of death. In these poems, the poets approach the theme of death using various different techniques and linguistic devices. Christina Rossetti is a passionate and powerful poet; the majority of her poetry has contained the themes of either love or death, and in many cases both....   [tags: Christina Rossetti Thomas Hardy Essays] 1908 words
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Tess Being a Victim of Fate in Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Tess Being a Victim of Fate in Tess of the D'Urbervilles “The president of the Immortals had done his sport with Tess” In his novel Tess of the d’Urbervilles Thomas Hardy expresses his dissatisfaction, weariness, and an overwhelming sense of injustice at the cruelty of ‘our’ universal fate disappointment and disillusionment. Hardy puts out an argument that the hopes and desires of Men are cruelly saddened by a strong combination of fate, unwanted accidents, mistakes and many sad flaws. Although Tess is strong willed and is clearly educated emotionally and mentally she soon becomes a victim of ‘fate’....   [tags: Tess of the D'Urbervilles Thomas Hardy Essays] 2062 words
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The Son's Veto - The Son's Veto Thomas Hardy was a novelist and a great poet. He was born into the working class until he married into the upper class, forgetting about his past because of the embarrassment it caused him. He was born in 1840 and died in 1928. Sophy is an upper class woman with a lower class background who is used to working class expectations and 'not up to the standard of the upper class'. Sophy had worked as a maid in the house of the reverend as a young girl and after his first wife died had stayed to look after the reverend....   [tags: The Son's Veto Thomas Hardy Essays] 1192 words
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The Treatment of Men and Women in Tess of the D'Urbervilles - The Treatment of Men and Women in Tess of the D'Urbervilles Tess now feels he can understand her problem. When she tells him he refuses to accept it, he has placed Tess on a pedestal and is mortified when she falls from it. She begs his forgiveness but he has become very cold towards her and doesn't seem to hear her pleas. Hardy really shows the double standards of the day by making both crimes so similar. We can see how differently men and women were treated. Today both genders are treated the same and Tess is seen as a victim, Angel gave consent and so is now seen as the one in the wrong....   [tags: Tess of the D'Urbervilles Thomas Hardy Essays] 765 words
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