Jude the Obscure At Melchester Summary and Analysis

Thomas Hardy

At Melchester Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Shepherd and his Mother: country people who invite Sue and Jude to spend the night in their home

Students at Sue’s College: busybodies who spread rumors about Sue after she spends the night away from school

Miss Traceley: school official whose duties include roll call

Porter: the school worker who hears splashing in the river

Mr. Cockman: flirts with Arabella

The Undergraduate: deceased student with whom Sue had a long intellectual relationship

The Musician: author of a piece of religious music; he rejects Jude because he is poor

Jude’s Landlady: the landlady at Melchester

Minister: marries Sue and...

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