Symbolism Of Nature In Return Of The Native By Thomas Hardy

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Nature of the native is written by Thomas Hardy who is a writer of nature and reality. He plots the story in an elaborately described landscape. His interest in nature scenes shows that he has spent his childhood close to nature. His closeness to nature makes him able to write on it. In the novel ''Return of The Native'' Hardy described a nature as Edgon Heath which is an antagonist to human beings. Heath is a character that influences other characters. It also has control on the lives of people who live here. Edgon Heath is a symbol of philosophy of Thomas Hardy. Edgon Heath is the best place which is personified to nature by Thomas Hardy. Firstly nature influences the character in the novel Eustacia Vye. Eustacia Vye …show more content…
He works at Paris as diamond merchant. Later he returns back home realizing that he has not bound to get material wealth but also have other purposes of life. So he decides to come back home. Once he came then he could not go back Paris. He stayed at Heath and started teaching here in a school. Heath beat Clym same as Estacia. Heath caused his lost to his ambition to get wealth and forced to come back from abroad. Hillis Miller (1970:91-2) says, Clym “reaches a point of wise indifference in which he can be happy in the monotonous and conscious action of furze-cutting.” Natures cruelty appears when Clym is about to die in book five. Even he was not against nature but nature continuously affected him adversely. Rosemarie Morgan …show more content…
Yeobright in the novel “The Return of the Native’’. She is completely aware of the affairs of the society. Mrs. Yeobright is also the mother of the Clym. She left alone at the heath when she came here during her visit to unhappy couple Clym and Estacia. But later she has to go back home when the hot weather of summer distubed her. Hardy says, “The sun had … got far to the west of south and stood directly in her face, like some merciless incendiary, brand in hand, waiting to consume her” Hardy (1978:351). The cruelty of nature also proves when Mrs. Yeobright is bitten by adder a poisonous

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