Social impact on females in Thomas Hardy's tess of the D'urbervilles and the Woodlanders

This thesis examines how society influences the females in Thomas Hardy's two novels: in Tess of the d'Urbervilles and The Woodlanders. I will demonstrate that both novels attack the strong double standard of sexual morality in the Victorian era. I will focus on how women suffer under pres...

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Main Author: Takács Krisztina Ágnes
Other Authors: Csetényi Korinna
Format: Thesis
Published: 2007
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Online Access:http://diploma.bibl.u-szeged.hu/72857
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Summary:This thesis examines how society influences the females in Thomas Hardy's two novels: in Tess of the d'Urbervilles and The Woodlanders. I will demonstrate that both novels attack the strong double standard of sexual morality in the Victorian era. I will focus on how women suffer under pressure to conform to the expectations of the male - dominated society. With this thesis I will prove that Thomas Hardy blames society for his characters' tragedy.