English Lit- Tess of the D'Urbevilles

When was Tes published?
1891
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What was it described as being?
Too succulent
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Who are the main characters?
Tess, Angel, Alec Mr John Durbeyfield, Reverend Clare.Joan Durbeyfield, Sorrow
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What type of novel is it?
a realistic novel
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How many volumes was it published in?
3 volumes
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Who is the narrator?
An omniscient third person narrator
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What was it one of?
His wessex novel
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What was the Victorian era?
A time for change, during her reign England became the most powerful country
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More people were what?
Enfranchised
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What are the key themes?
Love/ sex, fate, human/ nature, justice, changing ideas of social class, men dominating women
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What are the main symbols in the novel?
tess' mouth, birds, graves/ tombs/ coffins, story of Genesis
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What did Harper's Weekly describe Tess as?
'Artificial'
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What did the Saturday review call it?
'An unpleasant novel told in a very unpleasant way'
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What are the different types of love in Tess?
Unrequited, morally pure, adulterous/ lustful, marital, idealized, intimate, admiration, forbidden and friendship
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How is admirational love shown?
Tess admires and looks up to Angel
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What is a quotation to support this?
There was hardly a touch of earth in her love for earth. He was all that goodness could be'
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How is marital/ sex shown?
Hardy presents marriage as beneficial for the family
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What is a quotation to support this?
'would lead to some noble gentleman marrying her. I know it'
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How is lust shown?
Alec desires Tess physically, 3rd person narrator focuses upon her body
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What is a quotation to support this?
'But he persisted in his demand (...) she did put her lips as directed'
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How is unrequited love presented?
Alec loves and desires Tess, yet she doesn't feel the same way
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What is a quotation to support this?
'Now then, put your arms round my waist again, as you did before, my beauty'
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How is idealized love presented?
Angel idealizes his love for Tess, placing her on a pedastool. Romantic idealization of the woman
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What is a quotation to suport this?
'I know you to be the most honest, spotless creature that ever lived'
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How is forbidden love presented?
Tess and Angel's love is forbidden because there is a debate over her purity
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