Jude the Obscure

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Jude Fawley is presented in Hardy’s novel as an ordinary, working-class man of humble origins struggling hard to realize his dreams but thwarted by a cruel fate and a pitiless, snobbish social system. Jude is therefore more like a traditional Marxist literary hero rather than ... Continue Reading

Jude the Obscure

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Jude the obscure is a novel of pessimistic which is essentially one of the defeated hopes and unrealized aspirations of the hero who belongs to the labouring masses. ¡°Strange that his first aspiration toward academical proficiency had been checked by a woman, and that his ... Continue Reading

The Tragic Consciousness of Hardy¡¯s

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The Tragic Consciousness of Hardy¡¯s ¡°Novels of Character and Environment¡± Hardy is a great English writer. He has enriched aesthetics of tragedy with his ¡° novels of character and environment¡± and his works have great influence on Victorian literature. The Wessex girl Eustacia, ... Continue Reading

Tess vs. Just the Same

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“Just the Same” and “Tess of D’Urbervilles” ultimately share the same themes and viewpoints. This is most likely due to the fact that both the poem and the novel were written by Thomas Hardy. Both these pieces of work from Hardy are incredibly distressing. “Hope would never hail again” ... Continue Reading

Far from madding crowd

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Compromising Female Characters in Far From the Madding Crowd, Tess of the d’Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure The novels of Thomas Hardy are intricate and complicated works whose plots seem to be completely planned before the first word is ever actually formed on paper. Though I have no proof of ... Continue Reading

Thomas Hardy

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Thomas Hardy was born in Dorsetshire, England, in 1840. His first job was an architect and he worked in London and Dorset for ten years. Hardy began his writing career as a novelist and was soon successful enough to leave the field of architecture for writing. His novels Tess of the D'Urbervilles ... Continue Reading

Critical Commentary of the western circuit

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Thomas Hardy was born in a village near Dorchester, Dorset, in 1840. He trained as an Architect and pursued this to 1874 when he wrote his novel Far From The Madding Crowd which was successful and allowed hardy to devote himself to writing he continued writing novels till 1895 when he gave up fictio ... Continue Reading

She at His Funeral

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Thomas Hardy was born in Dorsetshire, England, in 1840. His first job was an architect and he worked in London and Dorset for ten years. Hardy began his writing career as a novelist and was soon successful enough to leave the field of architecture for writing. His novels Tess of the D'Urbervilles a ... Continue Reading

Women in Thomas Hardy

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Like many other male Victorian authors of the late 19th/early 20th centuries, Thomas Hardy tended to portray his male and female characters differently, instilling a sense of helplessness and overall lesser value in the women based on his real-life experiences with the female gender, as can be exam ... Continue Reading

Examine the Ways in Which Hardy shapes and Reflects Values i

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Tess of the d’Urbervilles is a novel that reflects values of nineteenth century England, specifically during the Victorian Age. Thomas Hardy effectively utilizes descriptive language, symbolism, imagery and structure to convey these values. The values presented in this novel still exist today bu ... Continue Reading

Character portrayal in Thomas Hardy

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TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES The main character of Hardy’s novel, Tess Durbeyfield, comes to us as a real victim of fate. It is she who makes such a profound impression in the novel, and because of whom Tess of the d’Urbervilles is Hardy’ ... Continue Reading

Tess Of The D'Urbervilles

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“I take thee to be my lawful wedded [husband], to have and to hold, for better or for worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, and forsaking all others, keep thee only unto me, until death do us part.” Traditional wedding vows are held sacred not only to the ones who pronounce th ... Continue Reading

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

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“I take thee to be my lawful wedded [husband], to have and to hold, for better or for worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, and forsaking all others, keep thee only unto me, until death do us part.” Traditional wedding vows are held sacred not only to the ones who prono ... Continue Reading

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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Life Loves Me; It Loves Me Not: Interpretations of Fatalism in Tess of the d’Urbervilles Hardy writes Tess as a victim of fate. This disallows the reader to blame her for the things that happen to her. Much of the critical debate surrounding Tess centers on this very point: Is Tess a victim ... Continue Reading

Tess of the D

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‘Tess of the D’Ubervilles’ is a classic tragedy by Thomas Hardy. This novel is about Tess Durbeyfield, a simple country girl who is used by Alec D’Uberville, a wealthy gentleman as a victim of lamentable purpose, and later finds love with Angel Clare who marries her but abandons her on their ... Continue Reading

How does Arabella manage to make Jude give up his studies to

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Arabella, a young and rather vulgar woman, raised in a poor and uncultivated family represents the absolute antithesis of sensible and intellectually cultivated Jude. This is why, looking their relationship from a rational and logical point of view, it results quite unexplainable how she managed to ... Continue Reading

Tess

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Tragedy takes the shape of many events, and influences them in a number of ways. People also contribute to tragedy consciously, as well as subconsciously, unaware of the consequences that will subsequently follow. In the novel Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy, tragedy is undoubtedly present ... Continue Reading

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

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In his novel Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy explores a multitude of concepts. Yet, each distinct phase of his worked is marked by the presentation of several ideas. Of all these portions of the novel, none are as expressive as the series of events surrounding the confession scene in cha ... Continue Reading

Mayor of Casterbridge

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In Thomas Hardy’s novel, The Mayor of Casterbridge, the fruit of cruelty and insensitivity appear throughout the novel. Hardy portrays this fact through most of his characters, including the novel’s protagonist, Michael Henchard. Henchard displays his insensitivity when he shuns Elizabeth-Jane N ... Continue Reading

The Mayor Of Casterbridge

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In Thomas Hardy’s novel, The Mayor of Casterbridge, the fruit of cruelty and insensitivity appear throughout the novel. Hardy portrays this fact through most of his characters, including the novel’s protagonist, Michael Henchard. Henchard displays his insensitivity when he shuns Elizabeth-Jane N ... Continue Reading

The Individual: A Victim of Society

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“The individual is not a killer, but the group is, and by identifying with it the individual is transformed into a killer.” (Arthur Koestler; www.worldofquotes.com) In other words, the individual is the product produced by the stereotypical machine of society. In the works studied in class, ea ... Continue Reading