Themes In Far From The Madding Crowd

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Thomas Hardy and R.K.Narayan, two eminent regional novelists have done a great job to expose the real life of the public in their period. These novels have gained a good momentum by the readers. Thus these two novelists have become popular by their pen. Hardy in his novel ‘Far From the Madding Crowd’ clearly handles three important issues. They are unstable love, misfortunes and social status of England at nineteenth century. Bathsheba is a romantic lady and runs a sheep farm. Gabriel Oak is a labourer and expresses his love to her. But he never looks handsome. Bathsheba summarily rejects his love. Then she comes across a person called Boldwood who was the proprietor of another sheep farm and he proposes the alliance. Here again, Bathsheba refuses the idea on the plea that he is little aged and not matching her. Then another…show more content…
Zola is a French writer of the same period. Zola had a great appreciation over Thomas Hardy’s works. He had preferred Hardy, who was dealing the lifestyle of the middle and poor classes of the English society. Thomas Hardy’s concept is a sheer fatalism in which the human character and action are the unavoidable actions of laws of heredity and environment on which no one can control. 'Far from the Madding Crowd' (1874) 'The Return of the Native' (1878) and are among his best novels, though the sensational frankness of 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles' (1891) has given him a great honour.
Philip Arthur Larkin an English novelist said that he was influenced by Thomas Hardy’s novels which are highly structured but flexible verse forms. They were described by Hartley, the ex-wife of Larkin's publisher George Hartley (the Marvell Press), as a "piquant mixture of lyricism and discontent". Hardy's writing continues to provoke its readers to re-examine important issues in literary criticism and critical and cultural
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