Is thomas hardy a pessimist or realist

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  • Hi! Payal,
    i agree with your view point that Hardy is realist because though most of his works presented darker side of life but it does mean that he is pessimist, what he is presented is the realistic picture of life or rather we can say that the depiction of real society.
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Is thomas hardy a pessimist or realist

  1. 1. Is Thomas Hardy a Pessimist or Realist ? Paper- XX-Study of Author-Thomas Hardy Prepared by- Payal Patel M.A. Sem-IV Roll no-16 March,2012 Bhavnagar University BhavnagarDepartment of English 1 23/03/2012
  2. 2. Various Revolutions and their outcomes Industrial Revolution (Problems of Capital and Labor, Rise of Labor Unions) French Revolution 1789 (intellectual, philosophical, and political life) The Reform Bill (1931-32) Class Division Political Anarchy. (e.g.. Corruption)Department of English 2 23/03/2012
  3. 3. IndustrializationDepartment of English 3 23/03/2012
  4. 4. Mechanic LifeDepartment of English 4 23/03/2012
  5. 5. Hardy’s Five NovelsDepartment of English 5 23/03/2012
  6. 6. Conclusion Thomas Hardy is neither completely pessimist nor optimist but having the cult of realism. Whatever he saw during his time he poured them out in his writings. One cannot judge Hardy as a pessimist by reading his a few works especially novels. ‘Emotion- However sincere is not enough in a world where only action counts’ Hamlet -William ShakespeareDepartment of English 6 23/03/2012
  7. 7. Works citedHackett Lewis, Industrial Revolutio. Web. 22 March 2012. <http://history-world.org/Industrial%20Intro.htm>Hardy Thomas, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, A Pure Woman. Print. ISBN- 0-19-562146.……, Jude the Obscure. Ed. Taylor Dennis. Print. ISBN- 13: 978-0-14-043538-2.……, Far From the Madding Crowd. Ed. Morgan Rosemarie. Print. ISBN- 13: 978-0-141-43965-5.……, The Return of the Native. Ed. Slade Tony. Print. ISBN- 13: 978-0-140-43518-4.Rickett Arthur Compton, A History of English Literature. Print. 1993.Wikipedia contributors. "Reform Act 1832." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The FreeEncyclopedia, 18 Mar. 2012. Web. 22 Mar. 2012.Department of English 7 23/03/2012
  8. 8. This Presentation is submitted to Department of English (Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar).Department of English 8 23/03/2012

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