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Fate

Here's another question from the B&N classics edition, p. 315:
 
"'In no other book does [Hardy] urge more unmistakably his belief that men and women are but helpless puppets in the hands of a mischievous fate,' writes Joyce Kilmer.  Do you agree?  Is this 'fate' imposed upon a character, or does it originate from within?  In other words, is fate's operative agency human or supernatural?"
 
What do you think?
 
~ConnieK
 
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Re: Fate

I would have put Tess ahead of Casterbridge in Hardy's presentation of the implacability of fate in human affairs.

ConnieK wrote:
Here's another question from the B&N classics edition, p. 315:
 
"'In no other book does [Hardy] urge more unmistakably his belief that men and women are but helpless puppets in the hands of a mischievous fate,' writes Joyce Kilmer.  Do you agree?  Is this 'fate' imposed upon a character, or does it originate from within?  In other words, is fate's operative agency human or supernatural?"
 
What do you think?
 
~ConnieK
 



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