Thomas Hardy Essay Examples

The Madding Crowd

Views on women and how the use of vocabulary is used to distinguish between the different classes. When playing Liddy, I identified with Bathsheba and Fanny as I had been used in the hurt in the past because of women exploitation. The book is completely based on Bathsheba; a woman and at that time there… View Article

Far from the Madding Crowd

” He admits to Bathsheba at the beginning of the novel that, “But I can’t match you, I know, in mapping out my mind upon my tongue. ” He is not a man of words, unlike Troy and Boldwood, but proves that “actions can speak louder than words”. He is unable to speak the flattery… View Article

The Madding Crowd

Obsession is prevalent as a theme in Far from the Madding Crowd. Obsession carries the plot and creates action between the characters. In this essay, I will examine how the characters advance the plot through their obsessive behaviour towards each other. Far from the Madding Crowd is by Thomas Hardy and was first published in… View Article

The Development of Bathsheba Everdene Throughout

Loose my hand. I won’t have them held! Turn the winch. ” Oak and Bathsheba are working well along side each other. They usually do have these private talks, which adds to their relationship. This shows that attention is given both ways (it’s received and give). Oak holds her hands to show her how to… View Article

Far from the madding crowd

In ‘Far From the Madding Crowd’, Thomas Hardy examines different types of love. Consider the relationships Bathsheba has with Gabriel, Boldwood and Troy; consider also Troy’s relationship with Fanny Robin. What conclusions does Thomas Hardy wish us to draw about the nature of love? Support the points you make with close reference to the text…. View Article

Far from the Madding Crowd

As they are speaking to the well-educated and proper Bathsheeba, this is effectively emphasised. When Bathsheeba’s eyes first fall upon the dying flock, Hardy describes the sheep as being ‘helpless’, ‘livid’ and ‘afflicted animals’. These strong words add to the gloom of the scene, and Hardy’s description of Bathsheeba’s ‘sad, bursting heart’ also creates despair…. View Article

The opening chapter of the novel

How effective is the opening chapter of the novel “Far from the Madding Crowd” by Thomas Hardy “Far from the Madding Crowd” is set in rural Victorian England. The town used in the novel is a fictional town called Weatherbury. As it is set in Victorian times there are no modern appliances and the fastest… View Article

Discuss Hardy’s use of the supernatural element

The Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy, who lived from 1840 to 1928, is a short story split into nine chapters and is also split into two parts, chapters 1-5 and 6-9. It is set in Wessex, a fictional representation of the south western counties of England, such as Dorset, Cornwall and Somerset, as this was… View Article

Compare the Ways in Which Susan Hill

Compare the Ways in Which Susan Hill and Thomas Hardy Present Their Narratives of Suspense and the Supernatural in the Woman in Black and the Withered Arm? Both the Woman in Black and the Withered Arm are well known pieces of modern literature, and utilize both different and similar methods to present a narrative of… View Article

The Withered Arm/The Son’s Veto

Thomas Hardy born in 1840 in the county town of Dorset is a world famous author. His short stories were written in the 19th century inspired by family tales and personal experiences. From his characterisation of women in his short stories we sense that Hardy disapproved of how women were treated by society. ‘The Withered… View Article

A comparison of ‘Old Mrs Chundle’

‘Old Mrs Chundle’ is a short story set in a village in southern England. It was written by Thomas Hardy between 1880 and 1890. It is a story of a kind popular at that time, a gripping story which is amusing but also has a character we can sympathise with. It is set against the… View Article

The withered arm

How are the effects of mystery and strangeness conveyed in ‘The withered arm’? ‘The Withered arm’ is one of Thomas Hardy’s more sombre tale’s. The story illustrates physical and emotional loneliness in all four main characters. Throughout the book Thomas Hardy switches from one characters despair and want for love to the other, this is… View Article

Charles Dickens

Thomas Hardy was a 19th century novelist and a 20th century poet. As a novelist, he was last of the great Victorian novelists such as William Thackeray, Charlotte and Emily Bronte, Charles Dickens and George Eliot. The last decade of the 19th century was dominated by Thomas Hardy. He wrote 14 novels and almost 900… View Article