Drawing on a wide proposal of hope, trained through poststructuralist theorists this publication examines the diversity of Hardy's paintings. It demonstrates the sustained nature of his brooding about hope, its courting to the social and symbolic community during which human subjectivity is constituted and art's capability to provide fulfilment to the needing topic.
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