Return of the Native - Thomasin as a Symbol of Renewal
At a high school reunion, chances are good that there will be one or two members of the class that are still well liked because they had generously helped their classmates solve problems with both intuition and common sense during high school. On the other hand, the members of the class may be feeling sorrow over the suicide of a classmate who had to
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her to survive, in contrast to Eustacia, whose exotic nature attracted suitors but lead to her death. Thomasin’s gentle nature allowed her to help others out with their problems and to deal with those she interacted with. If Thomasin were real, I would definitely like to be her friend.
Hardy, Thomas. “The Return of the Native.” Four English Novels. Priestley, J.B., and
Davis, O. B. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1960.