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Tess, a victim of her society: in Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles
2010 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In 19th Century Britain, laws and customs were founded by men. As a woman today, in western societies, one might wonder why we have not come further when it comes to equality. We still, to some extent, live in a patriarchal society, where men are the norm. In this essay the aim is to show that Tess, in Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Tomas Hardy, is a victim of her society. Three different aspects are presented, which give evidence that she is a victim of certain circumstances in her society: she is a woman, she is born into a poor family and she is a member of the Church during the Victorian time. Tess is raped and gives birth to an illegitimate child, which is the start of all bad things that happen to her. She is pursued by Alec and oppressed by not only Alec and Angel but also by her parents and the Church.

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Keyword [en]
Humanities Theology
Keyword [sv]
Humaniora, Teologi
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-57500ISRN: LTU-CUPP--10/003--SELocal ID: e27ff144-a5bc-4936-9a61-3e9aef985243OAI: diva2:1030887
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
English, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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