Wildeve, as has been stated, was determined to visit Eustacia boldly, by day, and on the easy terms of a relation, since the reddleman had spied out He did not even desire Clym's absence, since it was just possible that Eustacia might resent any . By trying to get back to his studies. By vowing to leave the heath. Quiz. The laborers discuss what a good couple Eustacia and Clym might and questions him about their relationship with the Yeobright family. The narrative primarily focuses on Eustacia Vye's relationships with Damon Clym Yeobright kindled passion in Eustacia largely because of his glittering career.
The conflict between these two antithetical modes of perception is inevitable from the outset; both fail to see the other at the commencement of the relationship. When the story begins, we are not introduced with Clym who has been in Paris at that time but returns soon to the heath and it is the return that drives the plot of novel. He is young man of thirty three and he is attractive enough to make Eustasia fall in love with him.
She is a woman of nineteen, tall, straight and graceful. Her very appearance made Clym infatuated with her.
Eustacia always longs for passionate love: The crippling boredom and feeling of being trapped within the heath leads Eustacia to crave an unrealistic love. All Eustacia ever really craves is a chance to escape the Heath and lead the life she so arrogantly presumes to be her right.
She imagines Clym as a born leader of man who would go with her into the brilliant world — Paris which would give her the fullness of life and the freedom she craves for. Is there any place like it on earth?
Indeed, it should be noted that Clym is the returning native of the heath, while Eustacia is a complete alien on the heath, making her entrapment upon it even more poignant. Her belief that she will be able to convince Clym to return to Paris after they are married is another part of her downfall; she has too much faith in her own power There is a fatal incompatibility between the two lovers.
All her fears come true. Eustacia blushed for the first time that day.
He's an enthusiast about ideas, and careless about outward things. He often reminds me of the Apostle Paul. I have certainly got thistles for figs in a worldly sense, but how could I tell what time would bring forth?
You rightly belonged to me, you know; and I had no idea of losing you. Two could not belong to you; and remember that, before I was aware, you turned aside to another woman. It was cruel levity in you to do that.
I never dreamt of playing such a game on my side till you began it on yours. Men are given to the trick of having a passing fancy for somebody else in the midst of a permanent love, which reasserts itself afterwards just as before.
Clym & Eustacia: The Relationship | Mr Henneman's language and literature pages
On account of your rebellious manner to me I was tempted to go further than I should have done; and when you still would keep playing the same tantalizing part I went further still, and married her. He ought to be happier than I in one thing at least. He may know what it is to come down in the world, and to be afflicted with a great personal calamity; but he probably doesn't know what it is to lose the woman he loved.
Many women would go far for such a husband. But do I desire unreasonably much in wanting what is called life — music, poetry, passion, war, and all the beating and pulsing that are going on in the great arteries of the world?
CLYM- EUSTACIA RELATIONSHIP
That was the shape of my youthful dream; but I did not get it. Yet I thought I saw the way to it in my Clym. I married him because I loved him, but I won't say that I didn't love him partly because I thought I saw a promise of that life in him. Clym can sing merrily; why should not I? But as life means nothing to me, without one thing which is now impossible, you will forgive me for not being able to encourage you.
You mince matters to an uncommon nicety. You mean, Damon, that you still love me. Well, that gives me sorrow, for I am not made so entirely happy by my marriage that I am willing to spurn you for the information, as I ought to do.
But we have said too much about this. Do you mean to wait until my husband is awake?