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Farmers in Thomas Hardy’s Novels

Author ChengYan
Tutor WangLaBao
School Suzhou University
Course English Language and Literature
Keywords Thomas Hardy Wessex Novels Industrialization Farmer image
Type Master's thesis
Year 2010
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Thomas ? Hardy is a well-known British novelist and poet . Although he has always thought of the poet , but he was mainly due to novel writing fame, especially Wessex series of novels . In this paper , the authors focus on three main Hardy the Wessex novels - \Remote towns and villages as isolated , Wessex not only has beautiful natural scenery , but also because of its default social and historical background for the novel and extremely important . Three novel structural arrangements exquisite , the plot twists and turns . Three novels , Wessex experienced a number of social change and development , showing a different face . In accordance with the chronological order of the publication of the novel , the papers through a rough life experience of main farmers characters in the novel and the fate of each novel is a concentrated expression of which at some stage in the process of industrialization of Wessex . With the deepening of the industrial revolution , Wessex experienced harassed intact, from the initial to the process to the final destruction . From Gabriel and Basixiba the Tess and Angel , to Sue and Jude , mainly peasant figures Hardy novel image changing . Their ultimate fate of bittersweet , as different as day and distressing. With the development and changes of the main farmers fate of the characters in the novel , the reader can be a vague sense that Hardy 's philosophy of life and emotional change . This article is also trying to understand Hardy attitudes and emotional changes , then shows his deep love of Wessex and his performance on the industrialization of helplessness and resentment .

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