Tess of the D’Urbervilles: Chapters 14-24

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

Tess of the D’Urbervilles Chapters 1-13

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

Wide Sargasso Sea, Part II: Pages 76-121

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