The Return of the Native - Study Guide Book 5 Summary & Analysis

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Book 5 Summary

Book 5 Analysis

Towards the end of the novel, the action picks up speed compared to the detailed descriptions of the beginning. The events that unfolded in one year come to a head in a couple of days. It is not clear if Eustacia's death was an accident, if she finally decided to attempt suicide again or if her death was the result of Susan Nonsuch's spell.

Clym's character is thrown from violent anger into despair. Emotions are violent and the weather is violent as well. The characters are making rash decisions without thinking them carefully.

Is the author intentionally leaving these blanks for the reader to fill in? By now, we should have a mental picture of each character and what their likely behavior would be. Therefore, we must assume that the author has gone full circle, as he brings the action to a climax exactly one...

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