It is said of Tess: "You were more sinned against then sinning." To what extent can this statement be considered relevant to the predicaments of Hester Prynne (?The Scarlet Letter? by Hawthorne), Tess (?Tess of the D?Urberville? by Hardy), Constance Chatterley (?Lady Chatterley's Lover? by D.H. Lawrence), as well as principal characters in other texts such as Phaedra (?Hipploytus? by Euripides), Tristan and Iseult (?The Romance of Tristan and Iseult? by Joseph Bedier) and, The Wife of Bath (?The Wife of Bath? by Chaucer). In addition to persuasively presenting your own point of view on the subject, you are expected to take into consideration the point of view of the respective author and/or narrator as well as the point of view, if any, of the principal characters themselves.
The following are links to the etext of the books that need to be
refrenced to for my term paper.
The Scarlet Letter http://www.bartleby.com/83/
Tess of the d'Urbervilles http://www.bibliomania.com/0/0/26/56/frameset.html
Lady Chatterley's Lover http://www.bibliomania.com/0/0/32/68/frameset.html
The Romance of Tristan and Iseult
The Tale of the Wife of Bath http://www.litrix.com/canterby/cante030.htm
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Benson, Larry D. The Riverside Chaucer. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1987.
Euripides. Ten Plays by Euripides. New York: Bantam, 1988.
Hardy, Thomas. Tess of the D'Urbervilles. London: Macmillan, 1953.
Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter. Boston: Bedford Books, 1991.
Lawrence, DH Lady Chatterley's Lover. New York: Grove Press, 1959.