The plot of the novel hinges around just this kind of difference in perception. Eustacia starts getting close to her former flame, Damon, once again.
Thomasin tries to get back home, finally with Venn's assistance. Though he is rejected, the aunt uses him as a means to put pressure on Wildeve.
The most towering figures in the novel, however, are Clym Yeobright, the native of the title who returns to the heath, and Eustacia Vye, the powerful, rebellious figure who yearns to escape its bleakness.
In the van is a young woman whose identity Venn rudely conceals from the elderly hiker. Yeobright objects, Clym quarrels with her; later, she quarrels with Eustacia as well.
And yet, Diggory Venn and Thomasin are contentedly married. The letter arrives a few minutes too late; by the time her grandfather tries to give it to her, she has already signalled to Wildeve and set off through wind and rain to meet him. Mrs Yeobright, it turns out, saw Eustacia looking out the window at her; she also saw Clym's gear by the door, and so knew they were both at home.
Wildeve, meanwhile, remains simply the critic, mildly complaining about what he calls his "curse of inflammability. For Clym, the heath is beautiful; for Eustacia, it is hateful.
Yeobright, a mistake that leads to the older woman's death--and mistaken perceptions. Timothy Fairway—A sententious man of middle age who is greatly respected by the other heathfolk.
Venn accidentally learns of the meeting between Eustacia and Wildeve. Indeed, it almost seems as if the characters are formed by the heath itself: There is no possible objectivity about the heath.
Diggory Venn the red faced reddleman is head over heels in love with Thomasin Yeobright. When Clym revives, he accuses himself of murdering his wife and mother. Eustacia realises that if she lets Wildeve help her, she'll be obliged to become his mistress. Not only does Wildeve not appear in the image Eustacia wants to have of him, but he makes her take the initiative in trying to define the relationship between them.
Wildeve's interest in Eustacia revives when he hears of her approaching marriage. Although she knows she no longer has hope of escape, she focuses all of her attention on seeing that her son Clym does.
Cantle loses the money gambling with Wildeve, who wants revenge on his wife's aunt for not trusting him with the money. Unfortunately Yeobright is a man ahead of his time. It is a symbol reminiscent of others of a melodramatic nature used later in the book.
A man should be only partially before his time: The previous year, she and Wildeve were lovers; however, even during the height of her passion for him, she knew she only loved him because there was no better object available.
In one particularly significant chapter "The Morning and Evening of an Eventful Day"Venn displays an increasingly unlikely string of good luck, repeatedly rolling dice and defeating a rival. Perhaps the most ambiguous aspect of the novel is its ending. The range of emotion expressed during the youthful exuberance of unmitigated passionate young love definitely drew me out of my comfort zone.
He selflessly protects Thomasin throughout the novel despite the fact that she refused to marry him two years before. Instead, they take small vengeance on each other, ending in her refusal to let him touch her. The plot of the novel hinges around just this kind of difference in perception.
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In a dim light, and with a slight rearrangement of her hair, her general figure might have stood for that of either of the higher female deities. She loathes the heath, yet roams it constantly, carrying a spyglass and an hourglass. However, even as she hates the heath, Eustacia seems in her deep, brooding passion, to be a part of its wild nature.
As in other Hardy rural idylls, there is a chorus of rustic characters in The Return of the Native. In the epilogue, Venn gives up being a reddleman to become a dairy farmer. She eventually marries Wildeve--over the objections of her aunt--and has a child, which she names Eustacia. When their bonfire has burned out, the locals come to serenade Thomasin and Wildeve, thinking them to be newly married and wanting to celebrate.
Return of the Native, Thomas Hardy The Return of the Native is Thomas Hardy's sixth published novel. It first appeared in the magazine Belgravia, a publication known for its sensationalism, and was presented in twelve monthly installments from January to December /5.
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