in non-fiction prose, Hardy shows his interest in the way changes in dress signify changes in distinctions between social groups (306)
GET A COPY OF HARDY’S NON-FICTION THE DORSETSHIRE LABORER!!!!!! (laboring poor, dress and rural life?)
dress no longer marks class distinctions becaus of ready-made clothes (307): IS THIS TRUE FOR RURAL POOR? DOES TESS MAKE HER CLOTHES? IS THERE ANY OF THIS IN THE BOOK? WHAT ROLE DOES EDUCATION (BOTH SCHOOL AND LIFE) PLAY IN TESS’S DRESS? HOIW DOES IT CHANGE WITH EACH INSTANCE OF HER EDUCTION? IS THE CHANGE DIFFERENT FOR EDUCATIONAL SCHOOLING VERSUS LIFE EDUCATION (ALEC, ANGEL)? HOW DOES THE “LOVE TRIANGLE” INFLUENCE HER DRESS? HOW DOES HER DRES INFLUENCE THE TRIANGLE?
“at the same time that changes in dress were making it possible for members of the workign class to look like they belong ot the middle class, so too changes in educaiton were making it possible for them to speak and act liek members of the middle classes.” (308)
Tess’s quick make over from working class to presentable for Angel’s parents (309)–BUT WHAT ABOTU HER MAKEOVER FROM INNOCENT WHITE WEARING RIBBON HAIRED GIRL INTO A FIELD HAND NURSING HER BABY IN THE FIELD???? (309)
WHAT ROLE DOES OLIPHANT PLAY IN THIS WHOLE MATTER? SHE TALKS BACK TO HARDY ABOUT HIS BELIEVABILITY.
the role of diamonds in Tess’s class maneuvering (313); from Angel’s aristocratic godmother BUT WHAT SHOCKS ME ABOUT THE CLAS STUFF IS THAT BY ALL RIGHTS TESS IS AN HEIR TO THE D’URBERVILLES! HOW DOES THIS PLAY OUT?
Class as externals (314)