Chapter 4 Journal Activity
Stonehenge has an extensive impact on British culture, even if people don't realise it. It is one of the most famous landmarks in the country, and even those without a background in history or archaeology will recognise it instantly. It is something to be proud of and its air of mystery will always make it a talking point.
In art and literature it has also made a big impact, and has been an inspiration for creative works for many years. Again, its mysteriousness helps it to be a focus for creative works, and provides an attraction for people viewing/reading them. I find it particularly interesting that Hardy made Stonehenge the scene of his climactic scene in Tess - it could have happened anywhere but it clearly appealed to him as a dramatic setting.