Thomas Hardy Essay
Thomas Hardy was a novelist and a poet. He was born on June 2, 1840 in Dorset, England. He died on January 11, 1928. His father was a builder, while his mother home schooled him until age eight and then he went to school. Hardy was very good at school but did not discover is passion for …show more content…
Hardy enjoyed making people laugh and did this in his poems. He also uses humor in his poem “The Man He Killed.” The poem is about a man who kills another man. He says “I shot him dead because-- / Because he was my foe, / Just so: my foe of course he was; / That's clear enough; although,” (9 - 12). According to people, like Grant Webster who have studied Hardy’s poem, this was funny in Hardy’s humor because he had a sick twisted humor.
Thomas Hardy’s “The Darkling Thrush” has both history and nature in it. He used historical events in his poems. “Like so many other major Victorian authors who later in life had little sympathy with Evangelical Christianity, such as Thomas Carlyle, Gerard Manley Hopkins, John Henry Newman, and John Ruskin, as a young man Thomas