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Hardy uses the setting in "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" to give a bigger impact on other issues raised in the novel.

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Tess of the d'Urbervilles How important is setting in "Tess of the d'Urbervilles." Hardy uses the setting in "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" to give a bigger impact on other issues raised in the novel. Those issues were the social concerns at that time, which were the agricultural revolution, the role of women and the religious ideas people had. He used these social concerns to portray his own views on them. As you read the novel, Hardy makes clear references about religion and how women are portrayed through his characters. At that time when Hardy wrote this novel, the society was stereotypical about women. ...read more.

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Even though she is uneducated, Tess is an intelligent woman, who considers and thinks deeply about matters. She isn't weak in the sense that after being violated, her baby dies and she has to face the society, Tess has stayed strong and didn't break down. She tried to stop her past from ruining her future and even left home to work with strangers again. She becomes stronger after each sorrow in her life. I the time before she went to Talbothays and Flintcomb-Ash, Tess was leading two different lives. Both had the same horrific past she had once led hidden away in her bold beautiful eyes. When she left for Talbothays, Tess had been stained by the actions of Alec d'Urbervilles lustful desires. ...read more.

Conclusion

These events are combined with the setting to view Tess' happiness and sorrow. Hardy's religious ideas are also clear to the reader due to the characters actions. Tess does not strongly believe in God even though she is very intelligent. People laughed at her pain in church so Hardy is making the Christians who go to Church out to be unfair people. He is giving the reader the impression Christians do not believe in everyone being equal. Angel Clare's parents think that average peasants can't be intelligent enough to think for themselves. But Hardy uses Angel to remove this misunderstanding from society. Angel realises for himself that ordinary folk like dairymen and maids can also be wise as well as wealthy people. Name: Saniya Zia English Coursework ...read more.

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