Jude the Obscure - Part First, At Marygreen: Chapters 9-11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9. Two months later, Arabella consults Dr. Vilbert and then tells Jude that she is expecting his child. Jude immediately agrees to marry her and the announcement is made the following Sunday. Jude's aunt warns him against marriage, telling him that people in their family do not do well in marriage. Jude then rents a small cottage on the road to Albertson and buys a pig for Arabella to raise. Their first night as man and woman, Jude is shocked to discover that Arabella's long braid of hair is not her own. Jude also learns that Arabella once worked in a public-house as a barmaid. A short time later, Jude learns that Arabella's pregnancy was fictional.

Chapter 10. It is the day set aside to kill the pig Arabella has raised, but a recent snow storm appears to...

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