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  • Arabella Fulfills Jude's Sexual Needs
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    I got an A+ on this bitch: Sue and Arabella in Jude the Obscure Thomas Hardy's diary contains an entry that explains how he will show the world something it needs to be shown in a story about a poor, struggling young man who has to deal with ultimate failure (Howe 132). This brief description of a story has turned into Hardy's phenomenal Jude the Obscure. Jude is emotionally torn between the two main women in the novel, Sue and Arabella, because each woman can only partially satisfy his urges. T...
  • Enormity Of Michaels Love For Greta
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    Guilt, Duty, and Unrequited Love: Deconstructing the Love Triangles in James Joyces The Dead and Thomas Hardys Jude the Obscure "Its no problem of mine but its a problem I fight, living a life that I cant leave behind. But theres no sense in telling me, the wisdom of the cruel words that you speak. But thats the way that it goes and nobody knows, while everyday my confusion grows". -New Order, Bizarre Love Triangle, from Substance, 1987 Most people who have watched a soap opera can recognize tha...
  • Judes Dream Of Oxford
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    Dreams and Realities in Jude the Obscure and A Kind of Loving Dreams and realities are both part of life in both different and similar ways. Dreams are what you want whereas reality is what you have. Many dreams can become reality. In the case of these two books, Jude the Obscure and A Kind of Loving, dreams and reality overlap and conflict with each other to result in unhappiness, in the case of Vic and Ingrid and Jude and Arabella but also happiness and fulfilment like Jude and Sue. Jude Fawle...
  • Independence For Sue
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    By: Teddy Ruxpin 13 MAY 98 "New Women" of the Victorian Era The Victorian era brought about many changes throughout Great Britain. Man was searching for new avenues of enlightenment. The quest for knowledge and understanding became an acceptable practice throughout much of the scientific community. It was becoming accepted, and in many ways expected, for people to search for knowledge. Philosophy, the search for truth, was becoming a more intricate part of educating ones self; no longer were peo...
  • Jude And Sue
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    From an outside view, Sue Bride head and Arabella Donn are complete opposites, when they are actually very much alike. Robert B. Heilman insists that they are on complete opposite sides of the spectrum. Sue and Arabella have different personalities, but they are still alike when it comes to Jude. This means that even though Jude compared them and saw that they were poles apart, both of them still had a similar effect on him. Both Arabella and Sue in their respective ways interrupt Jude's life fr...
  • Mayor Of Casterbridge And Jude
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    Both of the novels, The Mayor of Casterbridge and Jude, the Obscure, written by Thomas Hardy are full of hardships and broken hearts. Many of the characters are hurtful and in return hurt badly. Each of Hardy's novels seem to portray an underlining feeling of aversion towards marriage. In each of his novels most of the marriages are unfulfilling and don't work out. Each marriage in the novels ends up as disastrous with the exception of Elizabeth and Farfrae in The Mayor of Casterbridge. Jude and...
  • Religion Causes Jude
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    Jude the Obscure In Hardy's Jude the Obscure, Hardy shows his views on religion and commitment to the Church which were said to have declined in the latter years of his life. (Ingham, xxvii) Throughout the book Hardy displays his feeling that religion is something that people use in order to satisfy themselves by giving their lives' meaning. One instance in which Hardy clearly displays this is when he writes, 'It had been the yearning of his heart to find something to anchor on, to cling to. ' (...

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