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A study on the reasons and teh results of eustacia vye's strong desires in lief in Thomas Hardy's the return of the native

Fiolisa, Maria (2003) A study on the reasons and teh results of eustacia vye's strong desires in lief in Thomas Hardy's the return of the native. Bachelor thesis, Petra Christian University.

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This thesis is a study of Thomas Hardy's The Return of the Native. It focuses on the reasons and the results of Eustacia Vye's strong desires in life. The writer feels challenged to analyze the reasons why Eustacia finally has two strong desires in her life and also the results of Eustacia's strong desires. In order to achieve the goal of the thesis, the writer uses the theories of literature, namely characterization and setting. Besides, she also uses psychological concepts of depression, frustration, and suicide. The writer uses these psychological concepts because Eustacia undergoes depression, frustration, and finally she commits suicide. The writer finds out that there are two reasons why Eustacia finally has two strong desires in her life. The first reason is because she has t o move from Budmouth to Egdon. The different setting between Egdon and Budmouth causes her to have two strong desires: to live in the glamorous life and 'to be loved to madness'. The second reason is because she loses her parents' love and affection. The writer also finds out that Eustacia's strong desires cause some results to appear. Her strong desires cause her to live in illusions. They also cause her to use all means to reach her desires. In this case, she uses Wildeve and Clym. She finally gets married with Clym because she thinks that through him, she can reach her strong desires. In fact, Clym cannot fulfill her desires. This causes her to be disappointed of her marriage. Her disappointment of her marriage finally leads her to have a love affair with her former lover, Wildeve. At last, her strong desires cause her to commit suicide. She commits suicide because she sees no hope anymore to reach her strong desires. Her strong desires have led her to her downfall. As a conclusion, how Eustacia's desires lead her to her downfall shows that it is dangerous to have strong desires in life without being able to accept the failures that may appear.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: english, fiction, hardy, thomas, eustacia vye
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 18:48
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2011 21:02
URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/8322

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