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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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In Thomas Hardy’s “Far From the Madding Crowd,” what is the significance of Bathsheba’s equestrian skills at the beginning of the novel?

Early in Chapter 2 of the novel, Gabriel watches Bathsheba without being observed. Bathsheba is riding a horse and comes to a low branch. She looks around to see if there is anyone about, not seeing ...
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How did Henchard change after the auction incident?

In the novel The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy, how was Henchard a changed person after the auction incident?
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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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