"Tess" and "Jude the Obscure". Examination of Hardy’s Modernist Literary Spirit
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Thomas Hardy is not only an excellent successor of the British realism literary, but also a pioneer of modern literature. His novels have duality. On one hand, he inherited the great tradition of realism literary, profoundly expose many malpractices of Victoria dynasty; on the other hand, he also created a precedent for the British modernism, and painfully analyze the kind of dilemma plight in modern capitalist society. For example, his early novels depict life as full of poetic, but his late novels, mainly his tragic novel "Return of the Native," "The Mayor of Caster Bridge," "Tess" and "Jude the Obscure", have been shrouded in an atmosphere of pessimism. These tragic novels have a strong sense of crisis which is quite like modernism literature. Antisocial tendencies alienation and anxiety for the fate of mankind reflected in modern literature, is characterized by a series of tragic tone of these novels.
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TY - CONF AU - Wang Hui PY - 2015/04 DA - 2015/04 TI - "Tess" and "Jude the Obscure". Examination of Hardy’s Modernist Literary Spirit BT - Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Social Science and Technology Education PB - Atlantis Press SP - 430 EP - 432 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsste-15.2015.117 DO - 10.2991/icsste-15.2015.117 ID - Hui2015/04 ER -