Is Tess too sad and depressing?
Posted by Constanza on September 04, 1998 at 15:58:41:
Today I read the first 40 pages and I am beginning to like her. I knew things are not going to be well for her (the review in the back says that and more) and it makes me uneasy... I don't usually like bitter stories (Hardy is the only exception and that only because there is always something good that somehow turns out well). I hate the original story of the Little Mermaid, and I wasn't able to finish War and Peace because I peeked and found out that Natasha was going to be unfaithful and Andrei was going to die and I couldn't stand it... And that film with Mel Gibson when he is frozen and misses all his life, agh! I have so far refused to watch Romeo and Juliet and Othelo, because I know what they are about, and I won't like it.
The problem with Tess is that I like Hardy, and I knew I was bound to read it sooner or later, but kept putting it off because I didn't feel like coping with it.
And now, to be honest, I am scared, I really am. It is stupid because it is only a book... but then it could have been true, it could have been the story of any other woman at that time and place, no?
And then, I don't know why, but I always fell myself closer to character in a book than to real people...
Well, sorry for the ramble...It's only that of lately I am finding it too hard to be in high spirits...I guess it's just my winter mood ;-)
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