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Critical Analysis Of Tess Of The DUrbervilles

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Tess of the D’Urbervilles: A Critical Analysis
“If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.” This is the first verse in 1 Corinthians 13, which starts the passage off talking about how important love is. In 1891, Thomas Hardy published his book, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, in newspaper form and published it in book form in 1892. Hardy was born on June 2, 1840. With his family, he lived in Dorset, England. In fact, the Dorset scenery is said to have inspired his novel. Because of the biblical allusions in Tess of the D’Urbervilles, it reveals that the way characters reacted and behaved did not follow the examples set in 1 Corinthians 13, such as love, justice and judgment In Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Tess is soon involved in something that goes against her will: Alec rapes her. In her society, this kind of situation meant that no man would have wanted her. Unfortunately, it did not matter if she had been in the wrong place at the wrong time or had even picked an immoral career. With strict rules and social customs, she would have had to encounter a really forgiving person if she had any chance at marriage. When something tragic happens to people, they usually go talk to someone that will comfort them and tell them that everything is going to be okay. However, Tess’s mom did not exactly show that attitude towards her daughter. She would disturb her in saying things like, “Why did you
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