Tess of the d'Urbervilles Fun Activities

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Bring in an article from a newspaper, magazine, television, or internet that describes a noble action or noble person. Be prepared to say why you think the person or action can be called 'noble'.

Delusions of grandeur

Both Mr. and Mrs. Durbeyfield seem to be suffering delusions of grandeur in different ways. In groups, put on a skit that exaggerates their sense of their own importance.


Mrs. Durbeyfield is very religious, yet quite superstitious, consulting the Book of Fortunes to see what life has in store for her and her family. Write a horoscope reading for one of the characters in the novel.


Find a joke, poem, song, or story that is a good example of irony.


Stereotypes almost always refer to the general characteristics of a group, rather than to characteristics of an individual. Find a good example of stereotypical thinking (newspaper, media...

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