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Paradox - Hardy utilizes a paradox to develop William Boldwoodsemotional character Boldwood is endeavoring to find Bathsheba near abeautiful sheep-washing pool coming across many others such as ShepherdOak Jan Coggan Matthew Moon Cainy Ball and so on and so forthassembled at the sheep-washing pool Boldwood finds Bathsheba who wasstanding by in a new riding habit - the most elegant she had everworn - the reins of her horse being looped over her arm 126Boldwood then approaches Bathsheba and Bathsheba immediately walks nearthe river away from Boldwood He then follows Bathsheba until they werecompletely past the river shouts Miss Everdene 127 and afterhearing Bathsheba say good morning to him remains silent The purposeof his silence is revealed as being to say a little is often totell more than to say a great deal 127 The explanation as to whyBoldwood remained silent after Bathsheba greeted him explains the factthat Boldwood is conveying his emotions through the silence that hecreates after Bathsheba says good morning to him more than he could havepossibly done by speaking a great deal In other words his silence isshowing how he feels about Bathsheba and is explaining his feelingsbeing more powerful than if he were to speak much to her The purposeof the paradox is to develop Mr Boldwoods emotional characteridentifying him as an awkward person He is identified as awkwardsince he is not able to express his veneration for Bathsheba by speakingto her as any normal person would have and had decided to merelyremain silent Therefore through merely remaining silent Boldwoodreleases his uncomposed words through the silence Additionally theparadox also develops the fact that Mr Boldwood is emotionally wreckedas the only way he is able to compose his feelings for Bathsheba isthrough his silence and is not able to perfectly piece his perplexingand tangled knot of feelings for Bathsheba in such a way that she willbe able to apprehendAllusion - A mythological allusion to is utilized to develop aspects ofSergeant Troys
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