Symbolism in Jude the Obscure
International Journal of Literature and Arts
Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015, Pages: 129-135
Received: Sep. 29, 2015; Accepted: Oct. 24, 2015; Published: Nov. 13, 2015
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Zhou Haixia, Department of International Changes, Hebei Institute of Communications, Shijiazhuang, China
Yang Zhaohui, Department of Scientific and Research, Hebei College of Industry and Technology, Shijiazhuang, China
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Jude the Obscure is the last novel of Thomas Hardy, written at the end of 19th century. Hardy renders many ways to convey his deep understanding of the society and the human being through the novel. However, the use of symbols in Jude the Obscure and in Hardy's other novels occupy the most prominent position. In modern period, in the decades after World War I, was a notable era of symbolism in literature. Many of the major writers of the period exploited symbols which were in part drawn from religious and esoteric traditions and in part invented. Symbols in Jude do not occur infrequently.
Jude the Obscure, Thomas Hardy, Symbols
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Zhou Haixia, Yang Zhaohui, Symbolism in Jude the Obscure, International Journal of Literature and Arts. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 129-135. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.20150306.11
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