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An Ecofeminist Reading of Eustacia’s Tragedy in the Return of the Native

Author JiFan
Tutor MaYuFeng
School Liaoning University
Course English Language and Literature
Keywords Ecofeminism Female Natural Industrialization Patriarchal society
Type Master's thesis
Year 2011
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Thomas Hardy is one of the greatest writers in the UK. He became famous in the novel writing in his later years especially in poetry contribution to the world-renowned, and has made great achievements as a novelist and poet, is considered second only to Shakespeare. Today, from the boom of multi-angle study of his work has never been interrupted. The ecofeminism combines deep ecology and feminist point of view, is an emerging theory of literary criticism. In the context of today's globalization and environmental crises, ecofeminism more and more attention by people. The ecofeminism think women closer relationship with nature; women and nature oppression fundamental reason is the patriarchal society dualistic way of thinking. \The background story of love, Nathan wilderness, to show the violent clashes of the ancient rural and modern urban civilization. This paper to ecofeminism perspective, mining \This article is composed of three parts by the introduction, body and conclusion. Its main contents are as follows: Introduction section introduces the purpose and significance of Hardy's life, domestic and foreign scholars research this article \The body part is constituted by the four chapters. The first chapter is the theoretical basis of this paper, and the course of development of the eco-feminist and main points. Second chapter from the author's life experiences start to explore the formation of the the Hardy ecological feminist consciousness, which the author works to find the origin of attitudes towards nature and women. The third chapter discusses Eustacia who embodied the eco-feminist consciousness. Eustacia was dubbed the \The fourth chapter analyzes the reasons for Eustacia tragic fate. First, the development of the industrial revolution to break the rustic simplicity of the lifestyle, resulting in the destruction of the natural environment and villagers values ??change. Second, analysis, resulting in Eustacia the root causes of the tragic fate of the patriarchal society of the Victorian era. Papers concluding section summarizes the full text: In this paper, the use of eco-feminist viewpoints \The social environment of harmony with nature.

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