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sarangij | College Teacher | eNoter

Posted September 16, 2008 at 10:03 AM via web

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What is the importance of the rustic characters in the novel?

WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RUSTIC CHARACTERS IN THE NOVEL?ARE THEY  JUST PART OF STRUCTURE OF THE NOVEL?

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morrol | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted December 26, 2008 at 1:14 PM (Answer #2)

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Typically, Victorian literature exalted social hierarchy. Money and status made a character interesting. Hardy was unique and ahead of his time because his characters were everyday working people. Hardy found something interesting and worthwhile in the lowliest of farmers. His love for his characters is apparent in his writing.

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