Jude the Obscure - Part Fourth, At Shaston: Chapters 1-6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1. Jude comes for a visit one day and finds Sue in the schoolhouse. Mr. Phillotson is gone for the day, so Sue suggests they have their tea in the schoolhouse. Jude plays for Sue the song that so impressed him on the piano. Then they begin to talk and Jude accuses Sue of treating him in the same flirtatious way she treated her scholar. Sue and asks Jude to leave. However, once he is outside, she speaks kindly toward him because she feels safer having him at a distance. Jude goes to the train station but learns that the train will not come for a while, so he walks around the village, finding himself standing outside Sue's house and wondering if it is him she is thinking of.

Chapter 2. Sue writes to him and asks him to not come see her anymore because it is too difficult. A short...

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