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Beginning of the 20th century when industrialism was climbing to its climax most of the Western Europeans were happy and proud of their achievements brought by machines However machines were also the cause of forcing a lot of people who kept traditional techniques out of work because those people couldnt handle mass production Beside economic progress European countries had their societies more civilized and modern That created a psychological gap in people who couldnt chase with the fast-pace progress or couldnt adapt themselves into a new better life Witnessed such event E M Forster a popular English writer at that time blends his thoughts and the reality together to draw smaller pictures of how people coped with their mental conflicts at that time Among his works short story The Other Side of the Hedge is not an exception in debunking the idea of crossing ones other boundary of mind to live on Although a short story The Other Side of the Hedge plays a significant role in connecting two extreme oppositions of life which a person might find hard to blend in This person is no other than the narrator in the story He narrates his mind based on another story in which he gets lost on a road and hes stuck in finding the way out though he gets helped by a rescuer The hedge of trees on the pavement of the road plays as a wall that splits the road and the river apart Finding another way to be alive he chooses to cross the hedge however he doesnt like the way as it leads to nowhere Psychologically the road that the narrator was walking on represents the old days old traditions before industrialism existed This could be understood easily by the way he shows his feeling of the road Other the other side of the hedge the whole paradise which pictured as prison to the narrator represents the societal progress the modern
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