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  • Thomas Hardy - 11557 Words
    |[pic] |Thomas Hardy's poetry - study guide | [pic] |Navigation Home page |[|Introduction | |Contents Forum Maximize |p|About Thomas Hardy | |Search Comment Mail me |i|War poems...
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  • Thomas Hardy - 1712 Words
    Thomas Hardy Thomas Hardy, written by Trevor Johnson, is the detailed journey through the life of one of England's greatest writers. This biography describes some of the major details of his life such as his family, his education, and his major works. Thomas Hardy was born in 1840 at the Village of Upper Bochampton. He was the child of a country stonemason. Hardy was the third Thomas of his family. His mother's maiden name was Jemima Hand and she and her husband led Hardy to have...
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  • Thomas Hardy - 1323 Words
    Profesorado Superior de Lenguas Vivas Teacher’s name: Susana Company Thomas Hardy Thomas Hardy was born in June the 2nd in 1840 in Higher Bockhampton, a hamlet in the parish of Stinsford to the east of Dorchester in Dorset, England; and died in January the 11th in 1928 due pleurisy in December 1927. He was an English novelist, poet and a Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot; he was influenced both in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism, especially William...
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  • thomas hardy - 5124 Words
    Thomas Hardy, OM (2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928) was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist, in the tradition of George Eliot, he was also influenced both in his novels and poetry by Romanticism, especially by William Wordsworth.[1] Charles Dickens is another important influence on Thomas Hardy.[2] Like Dickens, he was also highly critical of much in Victorian society, though Hardy focused more on a declining rural society. While Hardy wrote poetry throughout his life, and regarded...
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  • Thomas Hardy - 1171 Words
    Addison Keim Professor Hirschberg Modern English Poetry April 30, 2014 Thomas Hardy Thomas Hardy is known to be one of the most renowned poets and novelists in the history of English literature. He was born in the English village known as Higher Bockhampton in the county of Dorset in the year 1840. Hardy was the son of a builder and worked as an architectural apprentice for six years, and an ecclesiastical architect for eleven. When finished with these jobs, however, he turned...
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  • Thomas Hardy - 1382 Words
     Rasheed Juan SJCJC January 27th, 2014 Literature in English: American Poetry Hardy’s Poetry Presents the World as Terrible According to one of the Thomas Hardy’s autobiography, he presents a picture of himself as a sensitive young man who attended church regularly and believed in a personal God who ruled the universe. Then when Hardy went to London in his early twenties and discovered such intellectual ferment as caused by Charles Darwin’s...
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  • Humor in Thomas Hardy - 266 Words
    Research Paper Thomas Hardy is a novelist, a poet, a writer and much more he has been a very huge influence on British liturature. Hardy was influenced by the Romantism period and looked up to both Charles Dickens and William Wordworth. Like Dickens, he was very much critical of the Victorian Society. Hardy was born June 2, 1840 in the village of Upper Bockhampton. Thomas Hardy was more of a poet than a novelist. I am focusing more on Hardy’s poems where he uses irony, imagery, and...
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  • Research Paper on Thomas Hardy
    The theme of tragedy is often discussed in terms of this book. Fascinated by Greek tragedy, Hardy uses tragic circumstances to enhance the Wessex countryside and its inhabitants. By doing so he not only develops his story, but attains a certain grandeur for his novel. His first attempts at tragedy were The Return of the Native and The Mayor of Casterbridge, but Tess of the d'Urbervilles is the culmination of his efforts. In this work, Hardy projects ancient drama into modern novel form. To...
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  • Biography of Thomas Hardy - 4146 Words
    Biography of Thomas hardy Thomas Hardy was an English novelist and poet who set much of his work in Wessex, his name for the counties of southwestern England. He initially pursued architecture, his father's work, but after finding success in his novel Far from the Madding Crowd(1874), he gave it up and wrote with abandon. His works ultimately question the Victorian status quo and asks what else would make more sense. Thomas Hardy’s life can be divided into three phases. The first phase...
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  • Thomas Hardy Poems - 2398 Words
    | HAP (1865) | | If but some vengeful god would call to me From up the sky, and laugh: "Thou suffering thing, Know that thy sorrow is my ecstasy, That thy love's loss is my hate's profiting!" Then would I bear, and clench myself, and die, Steeled by the sense of ire unmerited; Half-eased, in, that a Powerfuller than I Had willed and meted me the tears I shed. But not so. How arrives it joy lies slain, And why unblooms the best hope ever sown? --Crass Casualty obstructs the...
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  • Selected Thomas Hardy Poems
    GENRE: Fiction, poetry, drama MAJOR WORKS: The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886) Far from the Madding Crowd (1874) Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891) Jude the Obscure (1896) Overview The works of the English novelist, poet, and dramatist Thomas Hardy (1840–1928) unite the Victorian and modern eras. His work revealed the strains that widespread industrialization and urbanization placed on traditional English life. Major social changes took place during Hardy's life. When he was a young man,...
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  • poem by Thomas hardy - 4086 Words
    poems NEUTRAL TONES by: Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) E stood by a pond that winter day, And the sun was white, as though chidden of God, And a few leaves lay on the starving sod, --They had fallen from an ash, and were gray. Your eyes on me were as eyes that rove Over tedious riddles solved years ago; And some words played between us to and fro-- On which lost the more by our love. The smile on your mouth was the deadest thing Alive enough to have strength to die; And a grin...
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  • Short Story and Thomas Hardy
    w w w e tr .X m eP e ap .c rs om IGCSE SYLLABUS 0476 IGCSE SYLLABUS 0486 O LEVEL SYLLABUS 2010 STORIES OF OURSELVES: THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS ANTHOLOGY OF SHORT STORIES IN ENGLISH NOTES FOR TEACHERS on the short stories set for examination in June and November Years 2013, 2014, 2015 * © University of Cambridge International Examinations [ * NOTE: There are separate documents about the different selections of stories set for examination in years 2007-...
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  • The Workbox by Thomas Hardy - 297 Words
    There is a couple in this poem; the husband who is a wood maker from a village life and the wife whose status is higher than her companion from the borough. As the husband holds the present, the leftover of the coffin, to the wife, the woman’s facial expression is pale as the sheet. The coincidental thing is that this coffin belongs to John, who also comes from the same place as wife. Why dose the wife keep turning aside her face as she sees a piece of wood? Her reaction is just like an...
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  • Thomas Hardy AND Religion - 2668 Words
    Z~ AP Lit. Thomas Hardy and Religion Famous author and poet, Thomas Hardy, was born June 2nd in the year of 1840 into a small town called Higher Bockhampton in Stinsford Parish. He lived in a lower class family, aware and content with their position. Hardy’s father was a master mason while his mother stayed at home and encouraged Hardy’s education. His mother taught him to read, and continued educating him through his years until the age of 16. At this point, a friend of Hardy’s father,...
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  • The Philosophy of Thomas Hardy - 1958 Words
    the Philosophy of Thomas Hardy Hardy: An Artist and Not a Philosopher Hardy was an artist and not a philosopher. He repeatedly affirmed that the ‘Views’ expressed in his novels were not his convictions or beliefs; they were simply “impressions” of the moment. His writings were all, ‘mood dictated’,merely, ‘explorations of reality’, and so it would be wrong to expect any systematised philosophy of life. But when certain impressions persist and are constantly repeated in the creative works,...
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  • Analyse the poetry of Thomas Hardy
    Thomas Hardy is an intriguing and enigmatic poet whose poetic themes deviate from war, nature and heroism to love, the transience of life and the death of the soul. Though penned some eighty years ago, the poetry of Thomas Hardy remains remarkably accessible and identifiable to a modern reader. While some critic's claim that his poetic writing is archaise. His language elegant but awkward and his work difficult to comprehend, I enjoyed the poetry of Hardy for its diversity of themes, its earthly...
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  • Thomas Hardy Biography and Summary of Tess
    Part I: Thomas Hardy Thomas Hardy, born June 2, 1840, was a novelist and a poet. His mother, who was well read, educated him until he went to school at age eight. He went to Mr. Last’s Academy for Young Gentlemen in Dorchester where he learned Latin, and showed academic potential. His formal education ended at age sixteen however because his family’s social position lacked the means for a university education. He was apprenticed to James Hicks, a local architect. In 1862, Hardy moved to...
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  • THOMAS HARDY. Biography, novels and characteristics
    THOMAS HARDY (1814 – 1928) Transitional figure between the Victorian novel and Modernist novel, from Desperate Remedies (Victorian) to Jude the Obscure (nearer to Modernism). One of the main characteristics of his writing is the mixture of plausible human beings and strange and uncommon events, the mixture of real and fantastic without rational explanation, based on superstition. Recurrent themes in Hardy’s writing are: Class distinction (Tess is from the lower class whereas Alec...
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  • Far from the Madding Crowd Thomas Hardy
    "Far from the Madding Crowd Thomas Hardy The following is a summary of critical viewpoints on Hardy's Far from the Madding Crowd. See also Thomas Hardy Literary Criticism, Thomas Hardy Short Story Criticism, and Jude the Obscure Criticism. INTRODUCTION Long considered one of England's foremost nineteenth-century novelists, Hardy established his reputation with the publication of Far from the Madding Crowd in 1874. It was the first of his so-called “Wessex novels,” set in a fictitious...
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  • Character and Fate in "The Mayor of Casterbridge" by Thomas Hardy.
    Character and Fate In the book "The Mayor of Casterbridge" written by Thomas Hardy, the character Michael Henchard experiences a dramatic rise to grace and even more dramatic fall from it. He tries to demonstrate how fateful coincidences, character, and temperament act together in life to determine the outcome of a person's life. Fate plays a very important part in "The Mayor of Casterbridge". Thomas Hardy uses the plot of the novel relies on number of coincidences. The key initial event in...
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  • Critical Analysis of Convergence of the Twain Thomas Hardy
    Convergence of the Twain Critical Analysis “ Not even God can sink this ship” –is the infamous line that refers to the Titanic, one of the largest most immaculate man made inventions of its time, and the catastrophic accident that led to its sinking has been a historical bookmark, noted for decades. Thomas Hardy’s perception to this disaster is rather pessimistic; creating a sense that fate was destined to cause the failure of Titanic. Hardy presents a philosophical poem about fate’s...
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  • Estrangement in W B Yeats and Thomas Hardy
    “A recurring characteristic of Modernism is the estrangement of the individual from his/her world: the outside world becomes unreal, uncanny, a place in which the individual can no longer feel at home.” What evidence do you find of such estrangement in the writing of the period? The late 19th century and early 20th century were times of great spiritual and social upheaval. It was an era in which many external values of the previous century were being challenged; faith in the government was in...
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  • The Contrast of Henchard and Farfrae as Seen by Thomas Hardy
    Compare and contrast Henchard and Farfrae as seen by Thomas Hardy In Thomas Hardy’s tragic novel, ‘The Mayor of Casterbridge’, the author creates a foil in the form of Donald Farfrae to emphasize and consequently accentuate the downfall of the protagonist, Michael Henchard. Henchard is shown to be an overly passionate man, who is prone to act impulsively. While exhibiting rash behaviour, he seems to not take into account the consequences his actions could lead to, but later takes full...
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  • To What Extent Does the Language in Hard Times, Major Barbara and Thomas Hardy: the Complete Poems, Degrade Humanity and for What Reason?
    “I assert without exaggeration that no power of language could describe the varieties, and I may say the cruelties, in all the degradations of human form [in the factories]” – Parliamentary debate on Workers’ Conditions April 1879. To what extent does the language in Hard Times, Major Barbara and Thomas Hardy: The Complete Poems, degrade humanity and for what reason? The motives of Charles Dickens, Bernard Shaw and Thomas Hardy for presenting humanity as degraded, through their language,...
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  • Analysis of The Convergence of the Twain by Hardy
    "The Convergence of the Twain" by Thomas Hardy describes the sinking of the Titanic to comment on the superiority of nature over the fleeting reality of vanity. The narrator uses the inevitable meeting of the iceberg and the ship to demonstrate nature's power. The voyage seemed extremely safe and confident to the general public, and "no mortal eye could see/ The intimate welding of their later history" (Lines 26-27). The poem also discusses the aftermath of the sinking illustrating the dark,...
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  • Brl Hardy Case Study
    The wine industry is a very competitive industry that has yet to see emerge a true global company with a global brand. During the 1980s and 1990s changes in the global wine industry had a major impact on these emerging Australian companies. A rationalization and consolidation among wine wholesalers and retailers was increasing the power of historically fragmented distribution channels. These developments were occurring in an environment of rapidly growing demand from new consumers in...
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  • Hardy Mayor of Casterbridge - 1252 Words
    Hardy's view on human destiny and chance based on his novel The Mayor of Casterbridge Present readers might perceive that Thomas Hardy's viewpoint in the novel The Mayor of Casterbridge is severe and depressing. However, most people adored Hardy during his living years. In an era when the Industrial Revolution was bringing dramatic and sometimes disturbing changes to England, he celebrated the nation's roots in its rustic past. In an era when new ideas like Darwin's theory of evolution...
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  • Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure
    The novel Jude the Obscure, by Thomas Hardy, was first published unabridged in 1896. It narrates the doomed existence of the protagonist, Jude, from the moment he is still a boy at Marygreen and is inspired by a rural schoolmaster to think of a university education, to the moment in which he dies, alone and unattended. It tells the story of a man whose dreams and ambitions are gradually destroyed, and end up being shattered. Jude lives an enternal cyclical movement, in which he never gets any...
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  • hap thomas hardly - 276 Words
     English literature Internal Assessment Acknowledgment I would first like to thank the lord for this blessing he has given so I was able to complete this IA on time; I would also like to thank my parent who has given me the right resources so I was able to have the right tools to the get the information I was needed....
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  • Differences and Similiraties Between Dickens and Hardy
    Dickens was born in Portsea, in 12. His father, John Dickens, was a kind and likeable man, but incompetent with money, and due to his financial difficulties they moved to Camden when Dickens was nine. When Charles was twelve his father was arrested and taken to the debtors’ prison in Southwark. He started working at Warren’s blacking-warehouse and its strenuous working conditions made an impression on him, later influencing his fiction. He became interested in writing (and acting) and, after...
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  • An Examination of Thomas Hardy's "The Darkling Thrush"
    An examination of Thomas Hardy's "The Darkling Thrush" The Darkling Thrush" is a poem occasioned by the beginning of a new year and a new century. It is formally precise, comprised of four octaves with each stanza containing two quatrains in hymn measure. The movement of the first two stanzas is from observation of a winter landscape as perceived by an individual speaker to a terrible vision of the death of an era that the landscape seems to disclose. The action is in how the apprehension of...
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  • Death and Decay in Thomas Hardy's Poems
    A lot of Thomas Hardy’s poems share these themes of death and decay. The poems may have diverse topics, but they speak volumes about these themes symbolically or directly. Hardy explains the themes of death and decay in the poem “I look into my glass” in a way that breaks a lot of stereotypes. The poem begins with Hardy’s dissatisfaction at his physical state in his old age. Phrases like “wasting skin” and “heart had shrunk as thin” give evidence that Hardy is no more in his prime. Further into...
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  • Thomas Hardy's expression of the plight of humankind
     Hardy’s poetry seems to reflect on the plight of human kind. With close reference to two works studied this term say to what extent Hardy’s poetry celebrates life. In most of Thomas Hardy’s poem he expresses the predicament of the human condition and presents to his readers his pessimistic views on topics which involve the aspect of change caused by time, which is an inevitable factor in human existence. Hardy relates to his readers the hard facts of life and laments about the trials of...
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  • Thomas Hardy's fatalism in Tess of the D'Urbervilles
    Thomas Hardy’s Fatalism in Tess of the D’Urbervilles 1. Introduction As the most prominent novelist of the Victorian era Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) gave a new depth and gravity to the English novel and has come now to be universally recognized as the greatest novelist of his time. Some critics have even called him the Shakespeare of the English novel. One who reads Hardy will ever carry in his/her memory the great characters like Henchard, Tess and Eustracia. Hardy has also created Wessex a...
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  • Critical Analysis of Thomas Hardy’s Novel Tess of the D’urbervilles.
    Critical analysis of Thomas Hardy’s novel Tess of the D’Urbervilles. Thomas Hardy is on of the brightest representatives of English realism at the end of 19th and the beginning of 20th century. At that time, a new stage in the development of the English literature began, characterized with the conflict between the supporters of realism and the new modernist artistic directions. He learned from his predecessors to raise important and interesting problems, to tell interesting stories , to...
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  • Discuss the role of tragedy in Thomas Hardy's 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles'.
    From the beginning of the novel it is clear that tragedy will taint the life of Hardy's protagonist. As Hardy equates Hamlet and Tess from the start, we learn that he sees Tess as a virtuous victim and therefore as a tragic heroine. This is no surprise as a view often assimilated with the Victorian novel genre is fatalism and Hardy was known for his fatalistic outlook on life; this becomes apparent through Tess's own fate - undelivered letters, misunderstanding, and a string of unfortunate...
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  • The role of chance in Thomas Hardy's "Tess of the d'Urbervilles"
    Written as an exhortation on the sexual hypocrisy of English society in the 1800s, Thomas Hardy's "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" chronicles the events that lead eventually to the death of the virginal Tess. Random chance initiates more of the conflicts in "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" than any of the more subtle and realistic happenings. Coincidence also plays a serious role in complicating the events in the plot. The resolutions in Hardy's plot more often than not result from chance occurrences. By...
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  • How Do Pope and Hardy Explore Responsibility for the Downfall of the Protagonist?
    How do Pope and Hardy explore responsibility for the downfall of the protagonist? Pope in The Rape of the Lock and Hardy in Tess of the D’Urbervilles both explore the responsibility for the downfall in their female protagonist, one losing her virginity and another only a lock of hair. In Tess of the D'Urbervilles it is mainly shown to be the fault of the male aggressors such as Alec and Angel, whereas Pope doesn't explore the Baron in great detail suggesting he is less at fault for...
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  • Thomas Hardy's the Mayor of Casterbridge as an Aristotelian Tragedy
    Thomas Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge As an Aristotelian Tragedy Thomas Hardy incorporates many elements of the classical Aristotlean tragedy in his novel The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886). In an Aristotelian tragedy, the most important element is the experience of catharsis, the arousing of pity and fear in the audience. The effect of catharsis on the audience depends on the unity of the plot and the effective presence of a tragic hero. The plot in an Aristotelian tragedy consists of the...
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  • How Does Hardy Present the Character of Tess in the First Three Chapters?
    How does Hardy present the character of Tess in the first three chapters? Tess is presented as a member of a poor agricultural family. Despite her modest background, Tess is portrayed as anything but ‘simple’. Instead, Hardy presents her as a young, hugely diverse women through a series of paradoxical contradictions. The tragic trajectory of the novel is evident from the introduction of Tess as a victim of her social circumstances and gender. Hardy portrays Tess’s character as pure and...
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  • What were the major influences on Thomas Hardy's life and work?
    What becomes apparent from researching Thomas Hardy's life is the multitude of experiences and influences that may have had some bearing on how he wrote and the content of these works. Obviously, his early life in Dorset and the bearing upon which this had on his early works is apparent through vivid descriptions and the recounting of certain episodes - so much so that it is impossible to ignore the inspiration that he derived from his birthplace. For example, the portrayal of the heath in 'The...
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  • Comparison Thomas Hardy's poem "The Convergence of the Twain: (Lines on the Loss of the Titanic)"
     COURSE # and TITLE: ENGL 216: English Literature II SEMESTER OF ENROLLMENT: Spring 2013 ENGL 216-B01 LUO___ NAME: _________ ID #__ WRITING STYLE USED: APA______________ When you think of an event do you think of the before or after, or do you compare them? In Thomas Hardy's poem "The Convergence of the Twain: (Lines on the Loss of the Titanic)" he compares the intent of the original areas within the ship purpose to the current location at the bottom of the ocean; in addition to the...
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  • Referring Closely to 2 Poems, Discuss the Poetic Methods Hardy Uses to Evoke Distinctive Settings in His Poem.
    Q. Referring closely to 2 poems, discuss the poetic methods Hardy uses to evoke distinctive settings in his poem. Thomas Hardy’s ‘The Ruined Maid’ is a poem about a young woman named Amelia who meets her old friend, and character foil, in town from her old life in the rural areas. As the poem progresses, with her friend making contrasting comparisons between how Amelia was and how she is now, we begin to realize that she had traded in her virtues to have, ironically at that era, a better life....
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  • A Twist of Irony: Reflection on Thomas Hardy’s critical exploration of moral issues in ‘On The Western Circuit’
    A Twist of Irony Reflection on Thomas Hardy’s critical exploration of moral issues in ‘On The Western Circuit’ Thomas Hardy’s On The Western Circuit narrates the story of the country girl Anna who madly falls in love with lawyer Charles Bradford Raye on a fair. Raye asks Anna to write him during his travel around the Western Circuit. Anna, who can neither read nor write, enlists the help of Edith Harnham, who recruited her as a housemaid and expresses deep affection for her....
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  • Referring in Detail to Phases Three, Four and Five, Discuss How Hardy Uses Place and Setting to Reflect the Different Stages in Tess and Angel’s Relationship. What Aspects of Each of Their Characters Are Revealed in These Phases?
    Referring in detail to phases three, four and five, discuss how Hardy uses place and setting to reflect the different stages in Tess and Angel’s relationship. What aspects of each of their characters are revealed in these phases? In the novel Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy makes extensive use of nature and setting to portray personal relationships and emotions, in particular that of Tess and Angel Clare. Using features from Pathetic Fallacy to extended metaphors, Hardy presents the...
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  • Sexuality in Jude the Obscure - 3484 Words
    Throughout all ages, throughout all religions, and throughout all cultures and countries, one can easily see that there is a constant fight between the forces of good and evil. Light and dark have been dueling since the beginning. Christians believe in the concept of the original sin; all that was good in the world was challenged by all that was bad. Muslims, like those of Christian faith, believe that life is a never-ending battle between saving one’s soul from...
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  • Vanity in "The Picture of Dorian Gray" and "Frankenstein"
    "The quality or state of being vain; want of substance to satisfy desire; emptiness; unsubstantialness; unrealness; falsity", is the definition of vanity according to Webster's revised unabridged dictionary. Vanity destroys lives. In the novels "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley, "The Mayor of Casterbridge" by Thomas Hardy, and "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde, one can see the way vanity destroys the lives of a character. In Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein desires to be a creature in...
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  • Mayor of Casterbridge Close Reading Ch.1
    The Mayor of Casterbridge Chapter One Analysis In Thomas Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge, the first chapter introduces many elements of the story—such as time and place—to give it a realistic setting and to show intent. From an analytic standpoint however, the type of relationship between Michael Henchard and Susan Henchard is also present. With the inclusion of the relationship, it also subtly reveals both individual’s flaws as well. Hardy introduces the Henchard's relationship as husband...
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  • Tess: More sinned against than sinning
    The main emphasis of the subject "Tess: More sinned against than sinning" is that the protagonist who is sinned against more than commits sin is ultimately the victim in the narrative. In Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Tess is usually judged on the purity of her intentions, and how much she was taken advantage of. A conservative reading from the era would seem to suggest that the fact that Tess lost her virtue would be enough to describe her as a ‘fallen woman’ “whose fornication, adultery and...
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  • Comparing Robert Frost's "After Apple-Picking" to "Apples" by Laurie Lee
    Comparing Robert Frost's "After Apple-picking" to "Apples" by Laurie Lee Poetry is an attempt to describe the nature and intensity of one's feelings and opinions. Often, however, these thoughts are too vague or complex to articulate. How does a poet translate these abstract ideas into something more tangible and workable? Simple, metaphorical objects and situations can be used to represent more elusive concepts. These can be interpreted in many different ways, however, and poets often...
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  • The Darkling Thrush - 631 Words
    The Darkling Thrush By: Thomas Hardy By: Trishanda Borchers In Hardy's poem, he successfully uses a variety of images to convey a bleak, cold late autumn or early winter evening. This poem is quite interesting because it has a sort of pattern of description, climax and ending with further description. In the first two stanzas, he introduces the evening, the scenery surrounding him, and then in the third stanza, the thrush causes a sort of climax in which he summarizes the basic mood....
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  • The Withered Arm - 2687 Words
    1. ------------------------------------------------- Two Europeans, Kayerts and Carlier work on an outpost in Africa. They work for a Belgian ivory trading company. The outpost is very isolated, and the men must have their supplies/food delivered by boat. At the station work ten black natives and Makola. He is the storekeeper and lives at the station with his wife. At first Kayerts and Carlier are working very hard. They want to get very rich, but after a while they become lazy. One day,...
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  • my heart will go on
    Top of Form Bottom of Form Thomas Hardy Thomas Hardy was an English author, novelist and poet, who is mainly known for his contribution in the naturalist movement. Though he always regarded himself as a poet and claimed poems as his first love, they are not as popular as novels composed by him. Hardy's huge popularity lies in the large volume of work, together known as the Wessex stories. These novels, plotted in a semi-fictional place, Wessex outline the lives of people struggling against...
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  • The Last Chrysanthemum - 1226 Words
    The Last Chrysanthemum Why should this flower delay so long To show its tremulous plumes? Now is the time of plaintive robin-song, When flowers are in their tombs. Through the slow summer, when the sun Called to each frond and whorl That all he could for flowers was being done, Why did it not uncurl? It must have felt that fervid call Although it took no heed, Waking but now, when leaves like corpses fall, And saps all retrocede. Too late its beauty, lonely...
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  • susee - 3476 Words
    Symbolic Significance of Bird in Thomas Hardy’s “The Mayor of Casterbridge” Abdur Razaq∗ Abstract The purpose of this research is to investigate Hardy’s employment of symbolism in The Mayor of Casterbridge, a masterpiece of Thomas Hardy. Hardy is primarily an artist and only incidentally a philosopher, so it is natural that he would present his philosophy artistically. He uses various artistic techniques to make his philosophy enriched. One of these techniques is the use of bird as a...
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  • Belonging- as You Like It and Jude the Obscure
    It is through the primal instinct of belonging in humanity that individuals will always strive to belong to someone or something at every stage in their life. Through these interconnections within the world a person will experience belonging as a multifaceted concept in that it will transpire in many various ways specific to each individual. Inclusion and exclusion can at lengths dictate the identity and notions of self for an individual both positively and negatively. Through the texts “As You...
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  • Tragedy Designed by Fate ----a book report on Jude the Obscure
    Tragedy Designed by Fate ----a book report on Jude the Obscure Written by Thomas Hardy in the 19th century, Jude the Obscure is a masterpiece known by the world. It tells a story of Jude Fawley, the hero, and Sue, the heroine. Jude Fawley, a village stonemason, was always dreaming of going to the Christminster, a city modeled after Oxford. He spared no efforts to study Latin and Greek by himself. Although he was looked down upon by many people, he was still full of passion and...
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  • great expectations - 1826 Words
    Lucetta contrasted with Elizabeth-Jane from "The mayor of Casterbridge" ‘The Mayor of Casterbridge’, is a novel written by the famous English novelist Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), and is set in somewhere around 1830, when England was on the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. Hardy describes this novel as ‘A Story of Character’ as it revolves around Michael Henchard, its male protagonist and at times its antagonist, however to successfully keep the book interesting and add the feminine...
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  • Eustacia in the Return of the Native - 809 Words
    "You are desperate, full of fancies, and wilful…" How far do u agree with Clym's opinion of Eustacia From the outset of the novel Eustacia's character is steeped in mystery and intrigue. Before we even learn of her name Hardy describes her as "an organic part" of Egdon. As her character develops, and her thoughts and intentions unfold, the reader is forced to agree with Clym's opinion of her as "desperate, full of fancies, and wilful…". Eustacia displays these particular character traits...
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  • The Withered Arm - 957 Words
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  • Jude the Obscure - 718 Words
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  • An Analysis of the Mayor of Casterbridge - 1092 Words
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  • The Return of the Native - 301 Words
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  • Tess of the D'Urbervilles - 671 Words
    Tess of the D'Urbervilles was first published in 1891 to mixed reviewas . The book is about the character Tess and it is a haunting and tragic tale set in England in the Victorian times in around about the mid 1800's. The book was initially turned down by publishers because the story included seduction and illegitimate birth. In the book Hardy uses a lot of symbolism, some of which foreshadowas the events that occur later in the story. Tess's world is rural Wessex where agriculture was the...
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  • Jude the Obscure: Social and Emotional Confinement
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  • Consider the Rise and Fall of Michael Henchard
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  • Tess - 816 Words
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