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    In his Far From the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy depicts the theme of true love. Whether one believes that love is blind, love has no boundaries, or that love is patient and kind, one fact remains consistent: love is like falling asleep—it happens slowly, then all at once. In Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd, Bathsheba Everdene experiences what true love means through the quest of courting three suitors during the course of the novel. She depicts what it is like to want to live on her own terms in a society where a woman’s freedom is limited by custom and expectation. As she tries to figure out what she wants to do and who she wants to be, the world keeps pushing her to answer a different question: Which man will she marry? Initially,…

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    Far From the Madding Crowd was considered to be Thomas Hardy’s first truly successful novel than the other 3 novels: Desperate Remedies, Under The Greenwood Tree and A Pair of Blue Eyes. Thomas Hardy had written novels at an extraordinary rate for more than 20 years. After the publication of Jude the Obscure caused a major scandal in 1895, Hardy stopped writing novels and devoted the rest of his life (more than 30 years) to poetry. His last great project was an epic poem titled "The Dynasts," a…

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    FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (AN ART FILM) An art film or art cinema is typically a serious, independent film aimed at a niche market rather than a mass market audience. It is intended to be a serious artistic work, which is experimental and not adhere to mass audience. They are made basically for aesthetic reasons than commercial profit, and contain exceptional or highly individualistic content. It includes, among other elements, a social realism style, an emphasizing on the passion of the…

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    The weak and the mild die out, and only the strong survive. Similarly, life is often cruel, but if one pays attention to the warning signs, one has a better chance of survival. Far from the Madding Crowd written by Thomas Hardy, is arguably creating a contrast between weak and strong characters between a good life and its rewards. Evidently, Gabriel Oak is the surviving character in the plot thus the protagonist and hero of the novel. To be able to understand what makes Gabriel Oak exceptional,…

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    Europe, is considered the cradle of Western civilization, having been the birthplace of the many pillars of civilization: from democracy to philosophy. This, in fact, one of many reasons why I always love visiting Greece. Pure indescribable beauty, be it secret beaches far from the madding crowds, hidden bays that are demanding to reach yet rewarding in their experience, charming island villages awash in light, ancient traditions, authentic and unsullied flavors. Some of the travelers (or…

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    compelling setting far from the madding crowd. Santa Cruz (sacred or holy cross) Cemetery offers an intriguing window into Gold Country’s legendary past and a pastoral foothill landscape reminiscent of early California before the world rushed in. At the entrance an interesting stone monument placed by E Clampus Vitus reveals a brief history of the place, seemingly in the middle of nowhere. It is immensely peaceful, and the softly rolling lowland hills are so easy on the eye. Located near the…

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