Jude the Obscure At Shaston Summary and Analysis

Thomas Hardy

At Shaston Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Gillingham: Phillotson’s childhood friend, he offers comfort when Sue leaves

Waiting Maid: hotel staff member who tells Sue that Jude was there with Arabella

Chairman of the School Committee: demands that Phillotson resign after Sue leaves

Itinerants: people who defend Phillotson at his public hearing

Summary
“At Shaston” begins with a description of the town, remote and known for its wantonness. Jude arrives to visit Sue and together they play hymns on the same piano that Phillotson had at Marygreen. Both are moved by the music and their hands clasp. They discuss religious views again. Jude is interested in learning more about the New...

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