The Return of the Native
In Thomas Hardys The Return of the Native, the characters are responsible for their own decisions and actions. Eustacia, Wildeve, and Mrs. Yeobright all make choices that lead to the destruction of themselves and others. It is their influence, not the heaths, that eventually leads them to their graves.
From the beginning Mrs. Yeobright is unhappy with the way things are, and is never happy throughout the entire novel. She
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leads to her not caring if she lives or dies, and she ends up drowning in the river. Wildeve is so broken up by this he canít live without her and dies in the river once her hears what happened to her. The heath is what killed them physically, but because they were living in their own worlds, when one world came down it brought the others down with it. Their choices, their deaths.