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In Thomas Hardys The Return of the Native the characters are responsible for their own decisions and actions Eustacia Wildeve and Mrs Yeobright all make choices that lead to the destruction of themselves and others It is their influence not the heaths that eventually leads them to their gravesFrom the beginning Mrs Yeobright is unhappy with the way things are and is never happy throughout the entire novel She is unhappy that Thomasin is going to marry Wildeve She thinks that its a step down in class than someone she should be marrying The tension between her and her son is immediate when she is irritated that Clym is planning to stay on the heath She had hoped that Clym and Thomasin would be married but he ends up marrying Eustacia to her disapproval Then shes absolutely had it when Eustacia wont let her in and she cant see Clym She runs off into the hot heath and eventually succumbs to heat and adder bite and a broken heartWildeves ever love for Eustacia is what leads to his death He had always loved Eustacia He plans to marry Thomasin but when they go to get married he forgets the marriage license He eventually marries Thomasin but continues to have an affair with Eustacia at the same time He could not resist his passion for her and their secret love is what indirectly causes the death of Mrs YeobrightThe main woman behind this tragedy is Eustacia Vye Her altering loves eventually links to all three of their deaths She first is having a secret relationship with Wildeve but when Clym comes back from Pairs her dreams of one day going to Paris are possibly in sight So she goes after Clym She marries him but soon realizes that Clym is never going back to Paris so she goes back to WildeveTheir deaths all fall back on each others decisions Because Eustacia and Wildeve were having
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