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Literary Analysis of Jude the Obscure

analysis of Jude the Obscure

Abram Fernandez

on 18 May 2011

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Transcript of Literary Analysis of Jude the Obscure

Literary Analyisis
of Cultural Ascpects of the Novel In Thomas Hardy's most controversial novel, Jude the Obscure, Hardy criticizes the restrictions of the social heirarchy of the 19th century, throughout the lives and actions of the characters in the novel. rejection of orphans by society
seperation of working and educated class
growing up
strong bond of marrige
concept of divorce
intellectual woman
harassement of social out cast Characters
Jude Fawley

Sue Bridehead Jude is an orphan and is constantly being rejected by society in a lot of ways. Jude is seen as immature cause he does not want to grow up. He is rejected from the University town of Christminister for bein of the working class. Sue is an intellectual woman who is constantly put down by men for being smart. She is also expected to provide her ussage as a woman and wife to her husband. Hardy critizes the 19th centuries inablity to see past social class prejudice, which is clearly exemplified through both Jude and Sue. Cultural aspect that affects other characters.
The dejection of social out casts.
At the end of the novel Jude and Sue's children commit suicide because they felt that they were a burden on the family what Hardy is criticizing is the that harrasement of social outcasts could lead to the unjust deaths of innocents. The End!!!
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