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Can anything be higher than mine love for thee?

Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man and writing an exact man.
-Bacon

I smile in thy presence, because thou are real. Others are a moment but thine are my memory.


Through the time unending, I seeketh thou to have thee in me.
I pray thee…bless me with thine words when and ever I travel through time and space & reside in me with thine feelth when I live myself through this world.
Answer me, should I learn anything not in thy words??
Tell me those aren’t fruitful because what lies in you is eternal and empowering, not-needful of the things that lay below thy place.
Thus, I hereby declareth my residence in thy world unmindful of the false attires I was once, supposed to put on, forgetful I get about those because after all thou have completeth me already.

I wrote this now while I am supposed to be with economics…which I honestly, Hate. I got so overwhelmed with the thought of literature and classics that I could not help myself scribbling,, excuse me for the exaggeration and please ignore the mistakes😛
Also, sincere apologies for disappearing for a while. I truly missed being here.

Reading 30 Challenge: #4 – ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles – A Pure Woman’ by Thomas Hardy. A grievous and harsh tragedy.

The story begins with a young girl called Tess Durbeyfield who is a daughter of a poor family from a village known as Marlott. At a very tender age of 16, she witnesses a horrible incident in her life which transforms her life into living hell. This tragic tale of Tess projects the sufferings and sacrifices of the girl who is questioned of her chastity, but is genuinely pure.

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I could not read this novel at once. It is a tragedy but unlike other tragedies, here the the tragedy begins in the beginning and travels throughout the story. We feel pity for Tess and at the same time furious at the norms of Society.

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Tess who is spotless is judged at every step of her life. Tess who gives up her dreams, her love, her husband, herself only for the sake of her unconcerned family is termed to be as selfish.

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Thomas Hardy has beautifully pictured Tess through his words. The story accommodates descriptions of the undying beauty of nature which corresponds the prevailing emotions of the characters.

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It is a good piece of work but only for those who can digest harsh tragedies. At every point we see Tess paying, for some wrong which she has not done. Gloom prevails throughout the novel. We feel sad because Tess being a pure and righteous woman should not have suffered so much.

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The only flaw in her that I could make out was, perhaps, she was too submissive with regards to her wishes. She thought of everyone but herself. Perhaps, it is not really a flaw as she was being too kind. Perhaps she thought more and acted less. But at the same time we see a strong character in her when she outbreaks her anger at the priest, When she writes a powerful letter to her husband, and when she kills her source of affliction and misery towards the end of the story. Thats what she does when her pain and sufferings become unendurable for her.

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It was probably just once that she had slept in peace:

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Tess of the D’Urbervilles is definitely a great work and one of the best works by Thomas Hardy. But, as I wrote before, only for those who can bear reading excruciating tragedies.

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