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The Return of the Native is narrated through a third-person omniscient point of view. The aloof narrator functions in many roles—historian, psychologist, and theatrical director.
The Return of the Native is narrated in the past tense.
The novel's title The Return of the Native refers to the character Clym Yeobright, who returns home to his native Wessex in southwest England after working for a period in Paris. The novel explores multiple meanings of the terms return and native, focusing on the ideas of self-identity, place, time, and choice.
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