Hardy’s Essay Examples

The Madding Crowd

” His profuse and exaggerated flattery on top of his handsome countenance and gallant demeanour mean he has a marked effect on Bathsheba. Though she is aware to a point that he may not be entirely sincere, she is completely overwhelmed by his extensive flattery and is torn between indignation at his forwardness and the… View Article

The Madding Crowd

Hardy’s use of time in “Far From The Madding Crowd” is a very important feature of the novel, which Hardy portrays very effectively. He bases a typical year around the farming year, for example sheep sheering, dipping and harvesting. Also the passing seasons represent different phases in the book and how they affect the different… View Article

Compare Hopkins and Hardys

Compare Hopkins and Hardy’s’ descriptions of waterfalls in ‘Inversnaid’ and ‘Under the waterfall’. How do they make these vivid to the reader, and what significance does the waterfall have to each poet? The poem Inversnaid, written by Gerard Manley Hopkins is about a Scottish waterfall, which expresses nature in its natural form. Hopkins’ wrote it… View Article

This annoys Bathsheba

What do you find of interest in Hardy’s presentation of Bathsheba and Fanny’s experiences in ‘Far from the Madding Crowd? ‘ Thomas Hardy, the son of a stonemason, was born in Dorset, England, in 1840. He trained as an architect and worked in London and Dorset for ten years. Hardy began his writing career as… View Article

The theme of love and marriage

Hardy contrasts both the romantic love of Troy and the obsessive passion of Boldwood with the ‘camaraderie’ of Bathsheba and Gabriel’s final union. ” i shall do one thing in this life- one thing certain- that is, love you, and long for you, and keep wanting you till I die. ” Those sincere words come… View Article

The withered arm

The opening of the story, among the milkmaids, is much more innocent in terms of the tension and terror than the plot turns out to be although tension is shown here because of the mystery. This is similar to many of Hardy’s other novels. Terror is mainly brought out in the end when everyone passes… View Article