Tess Of The D Urberville Research Paper

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UNIVERSITATEA TRANSILVANIA DIN BRAŞOV FACULTATEA DE LITERE
PROGRAMUL DE STUDII UNIVERSITARE DE MASTERAT:
Studii Lingvistice pentru Comunicare Interculturală
Forma de învăţământ: Zi

DISERTAŢIE

Absolventă: Bușe Ionela Monalisa
Coordonator:
Lect. univ. dr. Sibișan Aura

Braşov 2015 TRANSILVANIA UNIVERSITY OF BRASOV
FACULTY OF LETTERS
DEPARTMENT OF THEORETICAL AND APPLIED LINGUISTICS
MA PROGRAMME: LINGUSTIC STUDIES FOR INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION

MA DISSERTATION
Tess of the D’Urbervilles, an unfair existence
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The Victorian Era 5 Chapter 2. Tess, the tragedy of an unfair existence 15 Chapter 3. Rape or seduction? 28 Chapter 4. Anna Karenina and Tess of the D’Urbervilles, a tragic destiny 43
Chapter 5. Conclusions 55
Bibliography
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The project is an attempt to find some answers about the women’s roles in a patriarchal society ruled and dominated by men. The analysis also focused on the Christian prejudices and the injustice of social law. The theoretical part is structured into three chapters. The first one is an introduction into the Victorian Epoch and analyses this period of great changes that brought England to its highest point of development and also the dramatic inequities between men and women. The Victorian age it was first and foremost a period of evolution. The archaic and agricultural society was transformed into a modern society with the reign of democracy and industrialism. In 1837, when Queen Victoria acceded to the throne, the majority of England’s people had houses in the countryside; few of them could read and write, children of five year old worked long days underground in mines or ran deadly machinery in factories. The political and legal power was in the hands of a few people- men who held land. The next chapter concentrates on Tess’s life and tries to determine why Hardy’s heroine is condemned to a tragic destiny. Tess’ fate is decided by the men in her life. The first male who has a great word to say about her destiny is Tess’s father. After he discovers that is the

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