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Comparative Study - Jane Eyre and Tess of the D'Urbervilles.

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GCSE Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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Comparative Study - Jane Eyre and Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Comparison of Thomas Hardy's 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles' and 'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Brontë is possible as both authors were writing in the same time period; therefore both books contain certain aspects attributed to one genre: the Victorian Novel. However its is also important to realise the differences between the books as well as the similarities; the diversities are what give each novel its individuality and make it distinct from other books by the same author or included in the same genre.

The first chapter of a novel is always vital as it is essential in capturing the reader and enticing them to read on. In addition, the opening section plays a part in setting the tone of the novel; it is the reader's first experience of the characters, location, background and author's style. For this reason the first chapter is paramount in alluring the reader to continue with the story. A view often assimilated with the Victorian Novel genre is that of fatalism; in both books being considered it is used to further the plot. Hardy was known for his fatalistic outlook on life; this becomes

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