Teacher Guide

Tess of the D'Urbervilles Lesson Plan

Relationship to Other Books

Madame Bovary is also a tragedy about a woman who struggles against 19th century French morality, and the societal circumscription of women's roles.

Anna Karenina is once again a tragedy about a woman who struggles with her deference to Russian societal rules and her love for a man who is not her husband.

Go Ask Alice is the story of a teenage girl who becomes addicted to drugs. Like Tess, she struggles with feelings of guilt, obligation, and isolation. Like Tess, she is raped by an acquaintance, and struggles in the aftermath. This one ends in tragedy as well.

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