Tess of the d’Urbervilles – Topic Revision

  1. Tess’s passivity
  2. Alec’s misogyny
  3. Angel’s hypocrisy
  4. Key theme – fate
  5. Key theme – the suffering of the weak at the hands of the strong (Darwinism)
  6. Victorian attitudes to women
  7. Victorian attitudes to the poor
  8. Symbolism – Red and White
  9. Symbolism – Animals
  10. Symbolism – sexual suggestion
  11. The natural world as setting