After a few months of working for the D’Urbervilles, Alec takes Tess for a ride in the woods known as The Chase. In class yesterday, I realized I completely missed something. While they were in the woods, Alec raped Tess. So, I spoke up: Am I missing pages? Professor Cadwallader later explained that no, it… Continue reading Tess of the D’Urbervilles: Chapters 14-24
I’m super stoked to read this one because fun fact: When Mom, my Aunt Tracy, and I were in England, we visited a town called Bere Regis. It’s the part of England the Turbervilles are from. My aunt’s maiden name is Turbeville. We stopped in the town’s church and everyone was really excited because they’d… Continue reading Tess of the D’Urbervilles Chapters 1-13
The letters that Rochester receives give him details about her family and her past. Like the fact that her mother was mad, and she apparently tried to kill her husband. Antoinette is headed down the same path.
Because this section was narrated by Rochester and I had a better idea of what was going on, it was much easier to follow. The marriage of Rochester and Antoinette was awkward at first, with neither person completely comfortable. However, a few days later, they both seem to relax and let their guard down, becoming at… Continue reading Wide Sargasso Sea, Part II: Pages 76-121
In English today, I was relieved to find out that I wasn’t the only one having trouble following Wide Sargasso Sea. We discussed that it may be a series of vignettes because A) Either Bertha is trying to write her story while she is locked in Rochester’s attic and she fades in and out of reality… Continue reading What I learned