To what extent is character and fate responsible for tragedy in Return of the Native

Pessimism, Fatalism, Determinism: Words like pessimism, fatalism and determinism have freely been used by critics and readers to describe Hardy’s philosophy of life. These labels largely convey his outlook and attitude. Every where in the novels of Hardy, human beings appear to us crushed by a superior force. He is pessimistic because he believes that Read More

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