Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on the Modern Development of Humanities and Social Science

Concealment in Thomas Hardy's Novel The Return of the Native

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Guijun Dong
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Guijun Dong
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https://doi.org/10.2991/mdhss-13.2013.75How to use a DOI?
Keywords
return of the native, concealment, tragic consequences
Abstract
Throughout the Return of the Native, the author uses concealment as both a plot device and a theme which has tragic results. Concealment creates tension and leads to misunderstandings that cause people to take destructive actions. It also reflects an absence of deep and lasting love, which requires openness and trust. The Return of the Native is a tale that reflects the inability of human nature to change to do the right thing, ending in tragic consequences for all involved.
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Proceedings
2013 International Conference on the Modern Development of Humanities and Social Science
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Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
December 2013
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978-90786-77-90-1
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https://doi.org/10.2991/mdhss-13.2013.75How to use a DOI?
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