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Essay | Chapter Comparison of 'Tess of the D'urbervilles' and 'The French Lieutenant's Woman'

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Chapter Comparison of 'Tess of the D'urbervilles' and 'The French Lieutenant's Woman'

Summary: A comparison of Ch 48 of 'Tess of the D'Urberville' by Thomas Hardy and Ch 49 of 'The French Lieutenants Woman' by John Fowles. Compare and contrast the subject matter and style of these two episodes and consider their importance in the novels.
In terms of subject matter, the two chapters are extremely similar. In `Tess of the D'Ubervilles', Tess writes a letter to her husband, Angel Clare, in an attempt to persuade him to take her back, while in `The French Lieutenant's Woman', Charles writes to Sarah to inform her that he wants to be with her. The most obvious difference is the gender of the writer of each letter. As a woman, Tess is subservient in Victorian society, and it is evident from her letter in which she pleads with Angel to come back to her, `Angel, please, please, not to be just -only a little kind to me, even if I do not deserve it, and come to me!' Charles on the other hand is more assertive, using the modal verb `shall', `I shall not go into...

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