An Analysis of Tragedy of Tess of the D’ Urbervilles

Peng Yuan-yuan, Yan Rao


Tess of the D’Urbevilles is a tragic monumental work of Thomas Hardy, an English writer of critical realism.The paper will analyze Tess of the d’Urbervilles through character’s personalities, its social background and the old traditional religion. The paper introduces the causes of Tess’s Tragic fate which is influenced by personalities of main characters, hypocritical moral, unjust law, depression of capitalism. Tess is just one of the victims who are suffering sorrows. Through Tess, we can see female’s low status at the same time, which shows that we should develop a habit of economic independence and spirit of revolt.

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English Language Teaching       ISSN 1916-4742 (Print)   ISSN  1916-4750 (Online)

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