A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure, the last novel written by Hardy before he moved his concentration to poetry.
As a satirical novel of the late nineteenth century, the themes of marriage and religion were perceived negatively. When the novel was published, Hardy's contemporaries reacted bitterly, and a bishop ordered the text to be publicly burned. Moreover, Jude the Obscure is to be considered a tragedy, inspired by the great Greek dramatists, Aristotle and Aeschylus. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Hardy's classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains:
- Introductions to the Author and the Work
- Character Summaries
- Plot Guides
- Section and Chapter Overviews
- Test Essay and Study Q&As
The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including
essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.
1) Introduction to Thomas Hardy
2) Introduction to Jude the Obscure
3) Textual Analysis
4) Character Analyses
5) Critical Commentary
6) Essay Questions and Answers