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    Discuss the importance of the role of Egdon Heath in Return of the Native. Do you think that Egdon is a sinister or benign influence? The entire opening chapter of The Return of the Native is devoted to a lengthy description of Egdon Heath, the setting of the novel. The heath must be significant in terms of the themes and the continue progress of the novel. The author of the novel, Thomas Hardy, made the heath so significant to the point that it can be look upon as a character like any

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    Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy The return of the native was written by Thomas hardy in 1878, the story is based on a place called Egdon heath. When hardy wrote the novel it was the time of Charles Darwin, he had written his book ;on the origin of the species' so this was a big influence on hardy's view of god and evolution, it was also the time of the Boer war (1899-1902). Hardy wrote

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    natural landscape, therefore creating the backdrop to the story, with the characters in it. Wildeve's name invokes up images of the 'wild' of the heath and this reflects his passionate and impulsive behaviour. Another way in which Hardy creates the image of Wildeve is by using the 'gossip' of other minor characters. Through a discussion of the heath-folk that Wildeve's name is firstly introduced to the reader, " To give him his due he's a clever learned fellow in his way.. An engineer- that's

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    An Essay on The Withered Arm, by Thomas Hardy ‘The past is a foreign country. They did things differently there.’ ‘The Go Between’ by L.P. Hartley. Thomas Hardy, a Victorian novelist, based his stories on experience of growing up in rural Dorset. Growing up there, he became familiar with the language, customs, practises and stories of the country folk. These stories draw up on his experiences enabling him to write ‘Wessex Tales’. Among many pieces of work is ‘The Withered Arm’. ‘The Withered

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    "Happiness is an occasional episode in a general drama of pain"-this is the conclusion drawn by one of Hardy's chief women characters, Elizabeth-Jane in his tragic novel The Mayor of Casterbridge. This is also the concluding sentence of the novel. We can imagine how much emphasis is put upon this observation made by a character who has throughout her life remained a passive sufferer, and therefore an observer, of human life, of human misery. This sad realization is not something that we find in this

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    The Return of the Native

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    Crowd in 1874. The Return of the Native was serialized in Belgravia from January to December 1878. Each installment was accompanied by an illustration by Arthur Hopkins. Hardy was very particular about the illustrations. He himself drew a map of Egdon Heath, the district where all of the events in the book take place. In a letter to Hopkins Hardy warned him that he may have problems with the setting of the novel: “the scenes are somewhat outlandish, and may be unduly troublesome to you.” He also drew

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    Thomas Hardy employs an `omniscient' narrator in his rural novel `Return of the Native', as he attempts to mimic classical tragedy by uniting the essential elements of time, place and action. The fact that the novel was originally intended to be of a five book structure, with monthly instalments, ending with a final, devastating climax, coupled with the numerous classical references to "Hades." "Hercules" and "Prometheus", shows even further Hardy's desire to create an immensely tragic novel, void

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    description of the character, for example we learn that she “was the raw material of a divinity”. Here Hardy is comparing her to a godlike figure which immediately gives us an impression of a character that is above the rest of the characters of the heath. Further divine imagery is used throughout this chapter, other examples are, “On Olympus she would have done well with a little preparation”, “In heaven she will probably sit between the Heloises and the Cleopatras.” And “She had the passions

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    identity. Additionally, Tess and Eustacia desperately crave a freedom which seems entirely out of reach. Tess longs for the freedom to choose her own lover yet she knows she is a tragic product of her past. Similarly, Eustacia’s obsession with leaving Egdon Heath is exclusively dependent upon whom or what will help her finally leave the land she so passionately despises. However, Hardy brilliantly establishes the idea that although both women may not have the freedom to make the decision they personally

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    Thomas Hardy's The Withered Arm In Thomas Hardy's "The Withered Arm" Gertrude Lodge and Rhoda Brook, although two very different people, from different classes and upbringings, are linked by their love for one man, Farmer Lodge. With the help of fate their two separate destiny's become one. In the beginning we believe that Rhoda is the one who is responsible in the role of fate but as the story progresses we see that the burden is placed more and more upon Gertrude's shoulders. Throughout

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