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    The Return of the Native The Return of the Native is considered the first of Hardy’s major tragic novels. He began writing it in 1876 when he and Emma moved from London back to Dorset. Hardy finished the novel in 1878. Leslie Stephen, the editor of the Cornhill, rejected an early version of it. In a letter to a friend Hardy discussed Leslie’s concerns: Though he [Leslie Stephens] liked the opening, he feared that the relations between Eustacia, Wildeve, and Thomasin might develop into something

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    In Thomas Hardy’s poem “Her Dilemma,'; it relates to book one of the novel Return of the Native in the concept of marriage and distrust of feelings. In both the poem and the novel, the woman’s feelings and emotions cause conflict in her marriage. It is interesting that both these literary works has a marriage transpire with one person doubtful, especially during a time when divorce was unconceivable. The question arises, should a lifetime decision be made solely upon the basis of

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    eventually depart when they split paths to rest at night. From there the reddleman notices many figures on a hilltop and later finds out that these people are the heath folk who have come to start a fifth of November bonfire. The Reddleman safely returns Thomasin Yeobright, to her aunt, Mrs. Yeobright. Thomasin Yeobright was to be married to Damon Wildeve that day. Mrs. Yeobright takes Thomasin with her to see Wildeve at the inn he owns, to ask for an explanation of why the two did not get married

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    ways of the rustic people. Because of the superstitious influence in his youth, elements of fate, superstition, and mystic characters and themes play significant roles in Hardy's works. Such elements in one of Hardy’s most famous works, The Return of the Native, provide the reader with an understanding of how Hardy perceived his world and give deeper insight into Hardy’s characters. From the first, Hardy’s novels embodied a definitely critical attitude toward the world he was depicting (Baker 21.)

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    Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

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    how other people perceived her or how she’s free to make her own decisions, she proceeded on with her day. A woman of her century, Claire doesn’t need to worry about status, who she is going to marry, or submit to someone else’s demands. In Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy, this is the opposite of what his characters Eustacia, Thomasin, and Mrs. Yeobright have to worry about. Through the portrayals of these characters Hardy criticizes the limitations placed on nineteenth century woman. Women in

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    Return of the Native is a novel written by Thomas Hardy and was published in 1878. It is part of Hardy's Wessex Novel and takes place in Edgon Heath which is an area rife with witchcraft and superstitions. Eustacia Vye, Diggory Venn, and Clym Yeobright are all main characters in Return of the Native. However, they all have different physical appearances and personality traits which causes other characters in the novel to react to them differently. Eustacia Vye is originally from Budmouth but moves

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    The Role of the Heath in Hardy's Return of the Native "Nature is the most thrifty thing in the world; she never wastes anything; she undergoes change, but there is no annihilation, the essence remains - matter is eternal," philosophizes Horace Binney. Egdon Heath, in Thomas Hardy's Return of the Native, behaves as Nature does in this quotation -- it undergoes seasonal shifts, but its essential quality remains. The heath takes on the role of a static influence on the characters' relationships

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    Review of The 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

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    Mood, Atmosphere and Place in The Return of the Native Throughout The Return of the Native, Thomas Hardy is very successful in creating mood and atmosphere.  Some scenes are so descriptive that a very clear mental picture can be formed by the reader, causing a distinct sense of place.  It seems that through his words, Hardy is submerging the readers into his story letting us take part only as an onlooker.  It is at the beginning that the strongest mood, the heaviest atmosphere and the most obvious

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    What is the Significance of the Heath in Return of the Native? It is evident right from the beginning that the heath plays an integral part in the novel “Return of the Native”, this is because the opening chapter is exclusively about the heath. The heath assists in creating the feelings of both central characters and the background heath folk, the first chapter is titled “A Face on which Time makes but little Impression”, meaning that Egdon Heath is timeless and everybody on it has little

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