Instead, they take small vengeance on each other, ending in her refusal to let him touch her. Indeed, Hardy's narrative art seems better suited to lengthy exposition than to action and drama: these are also, arguably, the weakest chapters in the novel. She dumps her former lover Damon Wildeve who can't give her the future she dreams of when Clym Yeobright, a successful diamond merchant, returns from Paris to his native Egdon Heath. And this position at the epicenter of dramatic forces is emphasized by frequent scenes that show Eustacia alone. Eustacia refuses to explain her actions; instead, she tells him You are no blessing, my husband and reproaches him for his cruelty. Her beauty is astonishing, so she drives all the men near her completely mad. So how did Eustacia go from the devil incarnate to a complicated, moody, and flawed adolescent? Unable to continue his studies, Clym toils in the fields.
But we kind of like her more when she's being bad like in the scene where she really sticks it to Damon at his wedding — it's a fabulously snobby thing to do. I'll do what I must to keep you safe. Love is the dismallest thing where the lover is quite honest. Waiting for Wildeve in a storm, the distraught Eustacia jumps into the river and drowns. Unlike Clym, whom the heath folk can at least fathom in part, Eustacia is beyond their comprehension. Eustacia is obsessed with Paris and tries to find a man who can bring her to the great city. He drowns at the end of the novel just before making an escape with Eustacia.
Love and love stories are a very important part of Eustacia's life, but it's important to notice exactly what kind of love Eustacia wants. She came to egdon with her grandfather after the death of her father. However after a closer association she falls in love with Clym. Yeobright to meet the reddleman. But most of all it symbolizes the way Eustacia looks at life, both her strength and her weakness: from afar and apart from others. How do you pronounce that? After all, heroines were often quite virtuous in Victorian era literature — we got stars like , Amy Dorrit in Little Dorrit, from — you guessed it — Jane Eyre.
Susan Nunsuch even thinks of her as a witch. Eustacia's story is one of lost potential, the interplay of fate and free will, and the consequences of decisions driven by dreams. Finally, Eustacia has to ask if he loves her, but Wildeve will not commit himself. So fine are the lines of her lips that, though full, each corner of her mouth is as clearly cut as the paint of a spear. Spurned by Thomsin Yeobright, he becomes an outcast, taking on the lonely role of reddleman. The highest recorded use of the first name Eustacia was in 1971 with a total of 15 babies. He is pursued by Eustacia Vye, and eventually marries her, but their marriage turns sour when her ambition to move to Paris conflicts with his plan to stay on Egdon Heath and teach school.
The return of the Native by Ramji Lall 4. The modern reader might think that Eustacia was either unaroused or as yet unsatisfied sexually. At first Eustacia doesn't care too much about the rumors even if she might show some concers about it to her grandfather. Grandfer Cantle A sprightly but aged local who enjoys the social events in the parish. Eustacia Vye is an exotically beautiful woman who lives in the small and isolated village of Egdon Heath, in the Wessex, with his ancient grandfather. That was the shape of my youthful dream; but I did not get it. Based on such a classification we can find how the perceptions of Eustacia differ in nature.
A little later she tells him that she had lighted the bonfire in order to test her power over him and o get a little excitement by summoning him and enjoying a feeling of triumph over him. They part, Eustacia returning to live with her grandfather. But she did not know Clym's mind and the conflict starts. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. In describing her, Hardy also uses allusions, for example, to Mount Olympus, the Fates, the Sphinx, Hades, William the Conqueror, Napoleon, Saul, Pontius Pilate, Heloise, and Cleopatra. She dumped the unfitted Damon Wildeve since she was not in love with him and coudn't gave her the life she wanted, and she marry Clym with whom she falls in love. Daydream Believer Eustacia often veers between personality traits, and can catch you off guard with her behavior.
Thomasin Yeobright - Clym Yeobright's cousin and Mrs. Eustacia's relationship with the wider community isn't much better than her personal relationships. The story hinges upon the lure of the men she loves, and both Stevenson and Owen measure up to the intensity and magnetism of their literary counterparts. Thomas Hardy's timeless tale of a romantic misalliance embodies his view of character as fate and underscores the tragic nature of ordinary human lives. Clym is intelligent, cultured and deeply introspective. She is once again tempted by Wildeve's attentions. In a novel in which events take months to unfold, the greater part of the crucial action takes place within the space of a few days, and is packed into a few small chapters.
His description of her in Chapter 7 is the most extensive characterization in the novel, rivaled only by the space given Egdon Heath in the first chapter. Please add to or correct the information provided by other members of the Nameberry community. She is fully aware of her Physical beauties and wants constant acknowledgement of it. When Damon returns, Thomasin, vaguely suspecting that something is afoot between Eustacia and him, asks him where he goes on the heath at night, and he becomes angry. Indeed, I think I like you to desert me a little once now and then. Eustacia hated the change from Budmouth to Egdon, and she felt like a one banished;but here was she forced to live. Her dalliance with the roguish Damon Wildeve Clive Owen leads to scandal when Wildeve leaves his intended bride Thomasin Claire Skinner at the altar.
She can never fully escape it. Olly The local besom maker, Olly Dowden dances with Grandfer Cantle at the November 5th bonfire, and escorts Mrs. But she also bemoans the fact that Damon is not ambitious or grand enough for her. Eustacia initial interest in Clym is based on the fact that he has tasted the fashionable life of Paris where she hpes to accompany him in case she gets married with him. Certainly her signaling of Wildeve is a romantic indulgence, one she is only barely aware of. At the end of the novel, she marries Diggory Venn, who has long loved her. Clym plans to remain in Egdon Heath and open a school for underprivileged children.
She has a kind of contempt for the natives, as shown, for example, in her condescension to Charley in allowing him to hold her hand in payment for the part she wants to play in the Christmas mumming. She is cousin to Clym Yeobright. This story has been told over and over again in a variety of formats, and we often see it told in terms of suffocating small towns that rob people of their potential to do something grander. Only Charley has really had any opportunity to get to know her. Summary On Rainbarrow again, Eustacia Vye impatiently waits for Wildeve to respond to her signal.