Short Essay Questions Key
1. Why does Mr. Phillotson decide to leave Marygreen?
Mr. Phillotson decides to leave Marygreen, even though he is the schoolmaster there, because he would like to pursue his education. Consequently, he needs to leave and go to Christminster where there are several universities.
2. Why does Mr. Phillotson tell Jude about why he is leaving Marygreen?
Mr. Phillotson tells Jude that he is leaving Marygreen not only because he wants to pursue his own education -- but also because the measure of a man is his level of education. This advice stays with Jude throughout his entire life.
3. Why does Jude's aunt lament the fact that he is living with her?
Jude's aunt laments the fact that he is living with her, because she wishes the he either died with his father or would go to Christminster with the schoolmaster.
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