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What are the themes of the novel Tess of the d'Ubervilles?

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razia92 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted March 27, 2013 at 10:03 AM via web

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What are the themes of the novel Tess of the d'Ubervilles?

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sesh | Student, Grade 12 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted March 30, 2013 at 5:54 AM (Answer #1)

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Assuming that you're asking what are "themes" in a novel, I would say a theme is the novelist's generalized or discussed universal facts or else a theme has been defined like this;

"Themes are the "keys" to understanding the novel. All novels and poems have themes that the author wants to get across to the reader. If nothing else, a theme is the impression that a reader gets that the book is about. It is not the action of the story, but rather the reader's interpretation of the purpose of the action. A theme can be a moral but it is not the same thing because not all books have traditional morals. Themes are arguably the most important aspect of a novel because they are the reason for the author's writing the novel. Themes are often vague principles or emotions, such as good versus evil, abuse of power, love, change or growing up."

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razia92 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted March 30, 2013 at 2:45 PM (Answer #2)

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thanku miss sesh bt its not wat I want..
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sesh | Student, Grade 12 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted April 1, 2013 at 5:12 AM (Answer #3)

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Yeah, since you've changed the question :D

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razia92 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted April 2, 2013 at 2:24 PM (Answer #4)

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not really....I think my question has the lack of clarity....:D

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