Discuss the aspects that make Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy a modern novel.

The aspects that make Jude the Obscure a modern novel are when Hardy critiques traditional institutions like the church and marriage, as well as the connection between the two. His departure from accepting traditional perspectives on the world is distinctly modernist. Jude’s disillusionment with society is also a modernist element.

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Some of the elements that make Hardy’s Jude the Obscure a modern novel is its perspective on modern marriage, religion, and individualism. Jude is searching for meaning in what are supposed to be meaningful parts of life, but to him, everything seems to be an illusion. This perspective on the world reflects how Hardy wrote this in a time in which literature was transitioning from Victorianism to Modernism.

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