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    Hardy describes Wessex as real but also as half dream. Explain the importance of dreams, superstitions and the macabre in Hardy’s Wessex Tales, paying particular attention to the ways in which these elements. ‘Hardy describes Wessex as “real” but also as “half dream”. Explain the importance of dreams, superstitions and the macabre in Hardy’s ‘Wessex Tales’, paying particular attention to the ways in which these elements of his work help articulate his views on life. Thomas Hardy was born

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    The Role Of Women in Thomas Hardy's Wessex Tales In this piece I will be showing the role of women in the 18th century around the time the 'Wessex Tales' has been set. I will be showing the ways Thomas Hardy expresses his opinion in the way that some of the women act and showing the harsh reality that women had to face in the 18th century. 'The daughter's seclusion was great, but beyond the seclusion of the girl lay the seclusion of the father. If her social condition was twilight, his

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    (Seymour-Smith, 1994). Williams (1974) supports this argument indicating “This argument gives a one-sided picture of Hardy’s creativity and ignores an important part of the Victorian social and cultural context in which Hardy had lived and worked for some time—that of urban society” (1974: 5-6). One major problem with regional discussions of Hardy is that their vision and perception of Hardy’s work is very narrow in the sense that (1) they are almost restricted to what Hardy calls ‘novels of character

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    Women play victims in Thomas Hardy’s short stories, roles that were typical of Victorian women in general “Women play victims in Thomas Hardy’s short stories, roles that were typical of Victorian women in general” Discuss with references at least three of Hardy’s short stories Thomas Hardy in his short stories “The Withered Arm”, “Tony Kytes, the Arch Deceiver” and the Winters and the Palmleys” presents his readers with a series of unsettling visions of the relations between men and women

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    Thomas Hardy’s “Drummer Hodge’ is a poem that laments on the horrors of war. It particularly focuses on the personal tragedy of a young innocent boy from Hardy’s Wessex. This is however effective due to the fact that it makes the character win over more sympathy from us readers as we are able to acknowledge to a greater extent, the tragedy of this individual. The first verse tells us that the “Drummer Hodge” was thrown into a grave uncoffined which shows the lack of acknowledgement for his

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    How does Hardy show social injustice in the 19th Century in England? Thomas Hardy was born in 1840 and died in 1928 at the age of 88. Thomas Hardy’s father was a stonemason and his mother a servant to a vicar. Hardy could not afford to continue his education as he wished and was apprenticed to John Hicks, a local church architect from 1862 to 1867. He served as assistant to Arthur Bloomfield, a London architect. Hardy hated London and returned to Dorset and worked for Hicks until 1874. Despite

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    The Mayor of Casterbridge

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    The Mayor of Casterbridge The Mayor of Casterbridge, which was subtitled The Life and Death of a Man of Character, was written by Thomas Hardy. The book’s main focus is “the spiritual and material career of Micheal Henchard, whose governing inclinations are tragically at war with each other” (Penguin Classics, Blurb). Henchard, in a fit of drunkenness, has decided to sell his wife and daughter at a fair. Afterwards, Henchard becomes a wealthy man and the mayor of the town Casterbridge. His wife

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    The Wessex Tales

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    The Wessex Tales Explore Hardy’s portrayal of women in three of the stories studied. The Wessex tales was set in the nineteenth century; Thomas Hardy decided to write his stories and novels in the past, during the nineteenth century before he was born. Hardy got some of his ideas from his grand parents; he used to spend long evening next to the fire listening to his grand parents telling stories form the past. Thomas Hardy invented his own places He is highlighting the point that women

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    Thomas Hardy's Jude The Obscure is a romantic Victorian bildungsroman that tells the story of Jude Fawley, a hopeful working-class scholar who falls in love with Sue Bridehead, his cousin. Finding that their relationship attracts the anger and criticism of their community, Jude and Sue experience isolation and tragedy throughout the novel. Jude The Obscure is set in fictional Wessex, an area located southwest of England; however, many subtleties throughout the story suggest that the places Jude visits

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    Comparison of Hardy's The Withered Arm, Lawrence's Monkey Nuts, and Lawrence's Tickets Please Subject Matter: The story is set in 18th century England. The story is about a man who owns a dairy, returns to his farm with a new wife and his previous wife and son are curious about her. The previous wife, Rhoda Brook, has a vision the night the new wife, Gertrude arrives, where she hurts her successor. When she meets Gertrude however, Rhoda discovers that the arm that she thought she had damaged

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