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Introduction

THE SONS VETO - THE WOMAN IN THIS STORY SACRIFICES EVERY THING FOR A SON WHO DOESNT EVEN CARE ABOUT HER. DO YOU THINK THIS IS THE WAY HARDY WANTED THE READER TO REACT TO THIS STORY? DO YOU? The mother doesn't marry again because of her son. Hardy presented it that way and he also purposely made the son look bad. He wanted the reader to react like the statement shows. Hardy wanted the mothers sacrifice to make a big impact on the reader but there is a chance that he never wanted this impression to come across like this. He could have wanted us to interpret it like this: the son had the problem and the mother who was causing it. In the next few paragraphs I am going to explain he relationship between the mother and the son and look in detail at the actions of both the main characters. Then come to a conclusion. This story could be taken the opposite way as well because Randolph could be innocent: he's only worried about his image in society. ...read more.

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Also at this point he sounds a bit immature and rude has he is talking and eating at the same time: "Surreptitious attempt to eat a cake" Hardy opens the story with a very detailed description of Sophy's hair. He wants you're to consider how beautiful this ladies face is going to be if her hair is beautiful. When she turns round it looks like she's been depressed and sad. It makes us feel sorry for her. It also makes us wonder what she's been through to make her have an air of sadness around her. This gets us interested in the story. Hardy is using a technique which refers to half way through out the story so after the reader has read it, then it makes sense. Hardy makes us feel that the son doesn't care about his mother. He cares more about himself and the way he's going to look in society. which is embarrassing ( that his mother is going to marry a low class) Society issues is a piece of evidence that makes this story was set 100 years ago. ...read more.

Conclusion

With the technique you can produce labyrinthine sentences which you can add more detail and force the reader to pay attention otherwise they would get lost. The vocabulary Hardy uses are mostly words that have fallen out of use Hardy is trying to remind people of them e.g. "Wrought" which is another term for made. This can also be used as an element of extended metaphors like: "Performance" which is like showing off her hair but he doesn't use the same word more than once for showing this. This is called elegant variation. Hardy is using a theme which is how little power people have over their own lives for example Sophy - the son, her job and moving to London all impacted her life. They also and made half of the choices for her. To conclude this essay Hardy wants us to believe that the son has the bad image and the mother has the good image. He got the outcome he wanted because the mother loves a son who doesn't care about anyone. That impacted the reader a lot as well as me. ?? ?? ?? ?? AZEEM English Coursework - Mr. Herbage Page 1 13/04/2008 ...read more.

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