Literary parallels in ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’

As a work rich in symbolism and allusion, Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles contains innumerable references, motifs and symbols borrowed from a variety of places. The possibilities listed below are few of an inexhaustible many. Shakespeare's Hamlet Tess begs the vicar that her child be given a Christian burial. The child was not baptised by the vicar before … Continue reading Literary parallels in ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’

The influence of religion upon Angel Clare in ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’

Angel Clare's father, Reverend Clare, is low church. This means his faith is very Protestant in nature, which emphasises plainness, simplicity and the word of God as found in the Bible. One is able to tell they are a 'low church' family by their plain clothes and furnishings and by the father's aversion to alcohol. One of the … Continue reading The influence of religion upon Angel Clare in ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’