Return of the Native

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Thomas Hardy's The Return of the Native,is a very interesting commentary on the role of fate in life, choices that lead individuals down questionable paths, and ultimately, how a person's refusal to live by the standards of society find themselves outcasts and the subjects of gossip and superstition.
In the field of characterization,Thomas Hardy’s talent, as compared with that of some great novelists, is remarkably narrow. His memorable characters all have a family likeness, along with realistic quality. He makes his characters live in almost vital manner. However, Hardy portrays different characters in his novels but the treatment he has given to his women characters is noteworthy. His female characters and the situations they face has long been a source of fascination. At times, these characters are hopelessly virtuous and innocent, and any sexual freedom which they embrace or obtain does not end well for them. Actually,in his every novel,Hardy has presented his insight to portray female in such a way that the readers feel that they are the founder and destroyer of man’s courage.
One major thing Hardy has presented in his novels is his insight to portray female in such a way that the readers feel that they are the founder and destroyer of man’s courage. Victorian Era also faced the problems of materialism and mechanism through the age of industrialization. It reached to its pinnacle and Hardy shares his views with the reader that women were highly attracted by this modernity. Eustacia the best example of it.
Thus, Hardy, through various female characters in his novels, presents the Victorian women condition. How the women were treated and how they behaved in different condition according to the demand of their Era. The class was divided into two- "haves" and "have nots", so, various class conflicts and class- consciousness issues are also introduced in the…...

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