Relationships in Tess and Corelli

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  • 'For the reader the most challenging relationships to be found in works of literature are those that deal with the consequences of feelings that are not returned'
    • Feelings that are not returned
      • Tess and Alec
        • Do not return feelings
          • Results in sexual abuse and Jealousy
      • Carlos and Corelli
        • Do not return feelings due to society and lack of love
          • The maids and Angel
            • Less sympathy as we are supporting Tess. Similarly, a contemp audience has a lack of support due to Social Class.
          • Results in concealment of feelings. Creates pathos.
        • Audience: Feelings of pathos created as a modern audience we find it difficult to imagine this type of inequality.
      • Pelagia and Mandras
        • Do not return feelings
          • Results in sexual abuse and Jealousy
      • The maids and Angel
        • Less sympathy as we are supporting Tess. Similarly, a contemp audience has a lack of support due to Social Class.
    • Feelings that are returned
      • Tess and Angel
        • Feelings are returned but are challenging due to Society's expectaions
        • Results in breakdown of relationship
        • Modern audience: Secular, more sympathetic than Contemp
      • Pelagia and Corelli
        • Feelings are returned but are challenging due to Society's expectaions
        • Results in happiness
        • Find their relationship more interesting due to barrier. During that time it would of been frowned upon as Italy are the enemy

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