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12th Mar '13 8:24:41 AM LordGro
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'''''The Return of the Native''''' is Thomas Hardy's sixth novel, published in serial format in 1878. It concerns the residents of Egdon Heath, and in particular a LoveDodecahedron that occurs between a discontented country woman Eustacia Vye, her former lover Damon Wildeve, his current love Thomasin Yeobright, and Thomasin's cousin, the returning native Clym Yeobright.

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!!''The Return of the Native'' contains the following tropes:

* DeusAngstMachina: Every main character has an unhappy ending. Eustacia and Wildeve die, and Clym goes mad. The couples are ill-matched.
* LoveDodecahedron
* MommasBoy: Clym
* PurpleProse
* RedOniBluOni: Thomasin and Eustacia. Thomasin is calm, good and contented. Eustacia is wild, selfish and passionate. Thomasin has chestnut hair, Eustacia is black-haired. Arguably Eustacia, who was intended to be the villain, is more sympathetic. Hardy seems to have been more attracted to her despite himself.
* RevisedEnding: Hardy originally wanted Thomasin to remain a widow, but was urged by his publishers to fill up more pages and get Thomasin to marry the reddleman.
* SceneryPorn: The entire first chapter is about the heath.
* SweetPollyOliver: Eustacia disguises herself as a boy to act a role, so she can meet Clym who has just returned home from Paris.
* TheIdealist: Clym. He returns home to educate the villagers, but in vain. Arguably Eustacia as well, who loves Clym because she thinks he is her ticket to going abroad.

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'''''The Return of the Native''''' is Thomas Hardy's sixth novel, published in serial format in 1878. It concerns the residents of Egdon Heath, and in particular a LoveDodecahedron that occurs between a discontented country woman Eustacia Vye, her former lover Damon Wildeve, his current love Thomasin Yeobright, and Thomasin's cousin, the returning native Clym Yeobright.

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!!''The Return of the Native'' contains the following tropes:

* DeusAngstMachina: Every main character has an unhappy ending. Eustacia and Wildeve die, and Clym goes mad. The couples are ill-matched.
* LoveDodecahedron
* MommasBoy: Clym
* PurpleProse
* RedOniBluOni: Thomasin and Eustacia. Thomasin is calm, good and contented. Eustacia is wild, selfish and passionate. Thomasin has chestnut hair, Eustacia is black-haired. Arguably Eustacia, who was intended to be the villain, is more sympathetic. Hardy seems to have been more attracted to her despite himself.
* RevisedEnding: Hardy originally wanted Thomasin to remain a widow, but was urged by his publishers to fill up more pages and get Thomasin to marry the reddleman.
* SceneryPorn: The entire first chapter is about the heath.
* SweetPollyOliver: Eustacia disguises herself as a boy to act a role, so she can meet Clym who has just returned home from Paris.
* TheIdealist: Clym. He returns home to educate the villagers, but in vain. Arguably Eustacia as well, who loves Clym because she thinks he is her ticket to going abroad.
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23rd Jan '13 7:27:36 PM fyodorbingoffsky
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23rd Jan '13 7:26:18 PM fyodorbingoffsky
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* DeusAngstMachina: Every main character has an unhappy ending. Eustacia and Wildeve die, and Clym goes mad. The couples are ill-matched. Hardy originally wanted Thomasin to remain a widow, but was urged by his publishers to fill up more pages and get Thomasin to marry the reddleman.

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* DeusAngstMachina: Every main character has an unhappy ending. Eustacia and Wildeve die, and Clym goes mad. The couples are ill-matched. Hardy originally wanted Thomasin to remain a widow, but was urged by his publishers to fill up more pages and get Thomasin to marry the reddleman.



* RevisedEnding
* SceneryPorn: The entire first chapter is about the heath.

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* RevisedEnding
RedOniBluOni: Thomasin and Eustacia. Thomasin is calm, good and contented. Eustacia is wild, selfish and passionate. Thomasin has chestnut hair, Eustacia is black-haired. Arguably Eustacia, who was intended to be the villain, is more sympathetic. Hardy seems to have been more attracted to her despite himself.
* RevisedEnding: Hardy originally wanted Thomasin to remain a widow, but was urged by his publishers to fill up more pages and get Thomasin to marry the reddleman.
* SceneryPorn: The entire first chapter is about the heath.heath.
* SweetPollyOliver: Eustacia disguises herself as a boy to act a role, so she can meet Clym who has just returned home from Paris.
* TheIdealist: Clym. He returns home to educate the villagers, but in vain. Arguably Eustacia as well, who loves Clym because she thinks he is her ticket to going abroad.
23rd Jan '13 7:20:34 PM fyodorbingoffsky
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* DeusAngstMachina: Every main character has an unhappy ending. Eustacia and Wildeve die, and Clym goes mad. The couples are ill-matched. Hardy originally wanted Thomasin to remain a widow, but was urged by his publishers to fill up more pages and get Thomasin to marry the reddleman.
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