Jude the Obscure - Part Third, At Melchester: Chapters 6-10 Summary & Analysis

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Part Third, At Melchester: Chapters 6-10 Summary

Chapter 6. Mr. Phillotson has taken on a large school in Shaston with the hope of teaching side by side with Sue once she becomes his wife. To keep himself distracted from Sue, Phillotson has begun studying Roman-Britannic antiquities in the hopes of one day writing a book about them. However, Sue's lack of communication with him and request that he not visit leaves him distracted with anticipation anyway. When Phillotson learns of Sue's troubles, he goes to Melchester and seeks out Jude. Despite the fact that he has the opportunity to lie and cause Phillotson to break his engagement to Sue, Jude tells him the truth about the scandal. A short time later, Sue comes to Melchester to see Jude. Jude tells Sue about Phillotson's visit and they exchange cross words. Jude then takes Sue to a...

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