Jude the Obscure | Critical Essay by Alexander Fischler,

This literature criticism consists of approximately 24 pages of analysis & critique of Jude the Obscure.
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Critical Essay by Alexander Fischler,

SOURCE: "A n Affinity for Birds: Kindness in Hardy's Jude the Obscure," in Studies in the Novel, Vol. XII I No. 3, 1981, pp. 250-65.

In the following essay, Fischler comments on the bird motif in Jude the Obscure and its relation to the theme and structure of the novel.

Though the manuscript evidence concerning the first pages of Jude the Obscure is still open to differing interpretations, those who have considered it agree on two points: (1) that the opening of the novel as we have it is not part of Hardy's original draft; and (2) that Hardy composed it, obviously with great care, after deciding that his heroine, Sue, should not be Jude's prime attraction to Christminster. The "deadly war" (p. 23) [all page references are to the New Wessex edition of Jude the Obscure, 1977] that Hardy set out to present, according to...

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