Hardy’s characters in The Return of the Native are bond to the soil, shaped by it, shackled to it in equal measure. Hardy’s art of characterization is very strange, his characters usually connected by his given places, like Egdon Heath, the soil of Egdon Heath decides the their destines, their shapes of live, their shackled
How far are the characters in Hardy’s The Return of the Native bond to the soil, shaped by it, shackled to it in equal measure because the characters have limited freedom, it seems that his characters are too bond that they can not lift their feet. The characters, where take birth they are bound to this place, his novels soil does not allow to out sider, when any one comes in his soil and he definitely meets his tragic end. The characters in Hardy’s The Return of the Native bond to the soil, shaped by it, shackled to it in equal measure is not only present but also present in other novel of Hardy’s in Tess of the D’urbervilles when Tess goes to strange soil where she meets her tragic end.
Egdon Heath is a sinister force and soil in Hardy’s The Return of the Native why or why not? This discussion is reached on the top. Egdon Heath neither sinister force nor calm while it is a character, it is personified, it is not non living rather it is living, it behaves like a human being, he does poetic justice with the people of Egdon Heath. It is injustice to say Egdon Heath is a sinister force in Hardy’s The Return of the Native. It does not all the time cruel behave with people yet it rewards the people with happiness, as we know that in Hardy’s novel happiness is absent. On the other hands those people show aggression in their conduct for them Egdon Heath is night mare, a monoester, a sinister force.
Egdon Heath is a sinister force and soil which bonds to its characters in Hardy’s The Return of the Native is quite wrong it is character which significance role in The Return of the Native novel.