tess

  • Created by: Brig.hid
  • Created on: 28-01-19 10:21
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  • Hardy
    • Illusion/blindness
      • the D'urbeville name - ignited the tragedy for Tess' family.
        • the Stokes blindly take the name, not knowing the consequence.
      • "Why didn't you tell me..?"
        • Tess' ignorance to the real world left her vulnerable - her mother is blind to this consequence
      • structural illusion
        • birds eye view + worms eye view place Tess both at the centre of our attention while also being a mere speck in the universe. we are deluded by Hardy's use of structure.
      • Angel is deluded by society - he cannot love Tess despite her doing no wrong.
    • Materialism/social class
      • the burden of aristocracy
        • Tess' ancestry attributes 'slight incautiousness'
      • impermanence of home and loss of community
      • mechanisation of labour
      • Jack - comical view of the working class - this becomes his tragedy
      • greenhouse - the height of fashion - tess is immediately vulnerable in this environment
    • Human condition
      • "We are on a blighted star"
      • erudite language - confused, unpredictable.
      • everyone accepts her sadness but does nothing
    • Disempowerment of women
      • isolation and judgement deeply affects Tess
      • "she who you love is not my real self"
      • male perception
        • As a male writer, Hardy's writing is somewhat questionable - how accurately does he portray women?
          • The woman's instinct to hide
  • Hardy attacks social and moral conventions that condemn and victimise women
    • defends the liberal idea of redefining purity.
    • Disempowerment of women
      • isolation and judgement deeply affects Tess
      • "she who you love is not my real self"
      • male perception
        • As a male writer, Hardy's writing is somewhat questionable - how accurately does he portray women?
          • The woman's instinct to hide

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