hap thomas hardly

Topics: Emotions, Sadness, Personal life Pages: 1 (276 words) Published: November 4, 2013
 English literature
Internal Assessment

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Table of content

(1) Reinterpretation
(2) Reponses
(3) A model
(4) An audiotape

A reinterpretation
The poem Hap by Thomas hardy show the struggle between nature of man inside and out. Thomas wishes for an angry god to peer down at him and laugh. Because god is such a powerful being that rains down misfortunes on humans, Hardy would have someone to target his anger towards. Hardy would know that God made him suffer and so Hardy would be completely alright dying hating god. Hardy wishes that god exist but sadly, he doesn't. Because all the good things and bad things that happen to us aren't based, created or assigned by a powerful being at all. It all depends on luck, chance or Hap. Hardy finishes off this poem by hinting that his anger towards god would be unjustified. God does not bring forth only sadness, he also brings forth happiness and hope. If god gives us both, then why does Hardy need to be so depressed why can’t he be extremely happy? Hardy's answer to his own philosophical question is: It is not some supreme being giving me happiness and then giving me sadness based on my actions. It is just random chance. It is random chance that I have been extremely happy and extremely depressed.
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