Questions tagged [thomas-hardy]

Questions about the works of Thomas Hardy (1840–1928), English novelist and poet, or his life as a writer. His novels include "Far From the Madding Crowd" (1874), "The Mayor of Casterbridge" (1886) and "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" (1891).

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Comparison of the portrayal of the female role in society between Jane Eyre and Tess?

I really can't get the differences of the female role in society and how they are seen by their families and by the society in general. How can we compare the portrayal of the female role in society ...
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Is burning a theme in Jude the Obscure?

While researching to answer another Jude the Obscure question, I found a list of homework assignments related to this novel, in which the following one caught my eye: Three times objects are burned --...
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How does Jude's work with masonry relate to his ambition of becoming a scholar?

In Jude the Obscure, work that Jude does is masonry - stones and menial labor. His ambition is to become a scholar - books and mental labor. I'm struggling to see how these relate to each other - how ...
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Why did Sue want to go back to Phillotson?

In the novel Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy, Sue was broken after the death of her children. She went to their graves and wept even on the insistence of Jude to go back to the lodge. Jude was broken ...
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Did Henchard sell his wife in “The Mayor of Casterbridge” only because he was drunk?

In the novel The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy, Michael Henchard auctioned his wife in a bar and sold her to a sailor named Newson for five guineas along with his infant daughter. As far as ...
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Why there are quotes before every part in Thomas Hardy’s Jude the Obscure?

Jude the Obscure was one of the most controversial novels of Thomas Hardy, and people even go as far as calling it “Jude the Obscene”. It’s quite a complex novel: we cannot simply say what actually ...
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When Little Father Time was actually born?

Little Father Time was son of Jude Fawley and Arabella Donn in the novel Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy. When Jude went to Donn’s for the first time, he met with Arabella on the first floor of the ...