She has a kind of contempt for the natives, as shown, for example, in her condescension to Charley in allowing him to hold her hand in payment for the part she wants to play in the Christmas mumming. They, in turn, look upon her as unfriendly and too proud; Mrs. Yeobright tells Clym she is idle and probably wanton. Susan Nunsuch even thinks of her as a witch.
His success and his education make him an outstanding figure among the humble people who live scattered about the wild heath, and his return for a visit is a great occasion for them.
During his stay, he decides to remain, finding that the heath and its people mean far more to him than worldly success in Paris; his intention is to become a teacher and open a school to educate the people among whom he grew up, a superstitious and ignorant, if lovable and kindly, set.
A sensitive and somewhat rash young man, he falls in love with Eustacia Vye, a beautiful and passionate woman.
In her, Clym sees a perfect helpmeet for a schoolmaster, but she sees in him only a chance to escape the heath and to live abroad. Clym and Eustacia Vye are married, over the protests of his mother.
These protests arouse the anger of Clym, who after his marriage does not communicate with her. Disaster, in the form of partial blindness, strikes Clym, but he accepts his plight philosophically and turns to the homely task of furze-cutting to earn a living.
Unhappy in her lot, Eustacia turns against him. On one occasion, she refuses to let his mother into the house, an inhospitable act that indirectly causes the death of the older woman.
Unhappy on the heath, bored by life with her grandfather, she tries to escape. First she seeks an opportunity to do so by marrying Clym. At the last, however, she cannot demean herself by unfaithfulness to her husband; instead of running away with her lover, she commits suicide by plunging into a millpond.
Damon Wildeve Damon Wildeve, a former engineer, still a young man, who settles unhappily upon the heath as keeper of the Quiet Woman Inn. Selfish and uninspired, when he loses Eustacia Vye to The entire section is words.The Return of the Native is Thomas Hardy's sixth published novel.
Clym blames himself for the death of his mother; he and Eustacia separate when he learns of the role that Eustacia played in Mrs. Yeobright's death, and of her continued relations with Wildeve. Eustacia plans an escape from the heath, and Wildeve agrees to help her. Clym (Clement) Yeobright A young man of about thirty who gives up a business career in Paris to return to his native Egdon Heath to become a "schoolmaster to the poor and ignorant." Eustacia Vye A young woman of nineteen who is frustrated by life on the heath, longs to escape it in order to lead the. 40 quotes from The Return of the Native: ‘Why is it that a woman can see from a distance what a man cannot see close?’ “Persons with any weight of character carry, like planets, their atmospheres along with them in their orbits.” ― Thomas Hardy, The Return of the Native. 18 likes. “Eustacia Vye was the raw material of a.
It first appeared in the magazine Belgravia, a publication known for its sensationalism, Caulfield singles out the character, Eustacia Vye, a wild-spirited and confident woman, who is portrayed as an outsider in the community.
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Free Essay: The Character of Eustacia Vye in the Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy Analyse Hardy’s presentation of Eustacia Vye in Book One in the light. The Return of the Native was filmed for Hallmark Hall of Fame and broadcast on television in It was filmed in Exmoor National Park.
The film stars Catherine Zeta Jones as Eustacia Vye, Clive Owen as Damon Wildeve, Ray Stevenson as Clym Yeobright, and . She really has it in for Eustacia, and she practices auditioning for The Crucible by cons Olly Dowden Aside from Susan Nunsuch, Olly is the only other female member of the Egdon chorus that we hear about, mainly at the beginning of the novel.
In The Return of the Native, Hardy presents a complicated and enthralling character in Eustacia Vye – in other words, a genuine woman as opposed to an idealised one.
It is because of this, I believe, that I often found myself rooting for Eustacia over Thomasin. In The Return of the Native, braodly discuss the character of Clym Yeobright. Clym Yeobright is of course the character who corresponds to the title of the book, as he returns to his native land.