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STUDY OF PATRIARCHAL REPRESENTATION IN THOMAS HARDY'S ''TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES'' AND ''JUDE THE OBSCURE''

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Date Issued:
1987
Summary:
Thomas Hardy includes in his Wessex novels images of women oppressed by the patriarchal system. Even though he exposes the abuses in the system, he suggests that the women fall short of the qualities of intelligence and language which the narrative voice respects. Lovely Tess is naive, simple, and impulsive; Sue appears narcissistic, revolutionary, and bizarre; Arabella, also narcissistic, is amoral and coarse as well; thus, in Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure there is a sense created by the patriarchal narrative voice that the women are not capable of the tasks required for vreat ing intellectual human communities.
Title: A STUDY OF PATRIARCHAL REPRESENTATION IN THOMAS HARDY'S ''TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES'' AND ''JUDE THE OBSCURE''.
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Name(s): GINSBERG, FELICE LINET.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Faraci, Mary, Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1987
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 77 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Thomas Hardy includes in his Wessex novels images of women oppressed by the patriarchal system. Even though he exposes the abuses in the system, he suggests that the women fall short of the qualities of intelligence and language which the narrative voice respects. Lovely Tess is naive, simple, and impulsive; Sue appears narcissistic, revolutionary, and bizarre; Arabella, also narcissistic, is amoral and coarse as well; thus, in Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure there is a sense created by the patriarchal narrative voice that the women are not capable of the tasks required for vreat ing intellectual human communities.
Identifier: 14358 (digitool), FADT14358 (IID), fau:11161 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1987.
Subject(s): Hardy, Thomas,--1840-1928.--Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Hardy, Thomas,--1840-1928.--Jude the obscure
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