Before acquaintance with "Jude the Obscure" I once saw snatches adaptation of another novel by Thomas Hardy - "Tess of the d'Urbervilles." Despite the fragmentary perception, plot and denouement made ​​me a strong impression, but the book I put down, I do not advocate the idea that reading is necessary only for pink unicorns and butterflies, but there are topics that, as they say, "too." That for me is that I know of "Tess of the d'Urbervilles," was thereby "too" .Navernoe, my impressions of the film adaptation of "Tess ..." and of "Jude the Obscure", have one thing in common .Yes, some complex characters of "Jude ..." even in our times would remain complex and low and despicable people - low and vile.

Yes, some complex characters of "Jude ..." even in our times would remain complex and low and despicable people - low and vile.With some simple, human side of the characters did nothing wrong, and at first glance seems quite savagery that they could not just live together, to love each other, raise children and be happy.For example, I was pleasantly surprised Filotsona solution (I will not spoil, but read will understand): incredibly wise, adequate, logical.And from that painful, that ended up exactly the way over: back of this decision under the influence ...

For example, I was pleasantly surprised Filotsona solution (I will not spoil, but read will understand): incredibly wise, adequate, logical.And from that painful, that ended up exactly the way over: back of this decision under the influence ...For me, the book was not without "slack": sometimes it was difficult to understand the nuances of relations between the characters, some moments seemed not prescribed to me properly, but some things - not justified.For example, I met in any modern book hero who falls in love with a photograph, and then she really is his soul mate, I would think: "What a tale not believe it!" But I do not want Thomas Hardy put it in rebuke, something that looks like a clichГ© now, could not be so 120 years ago.It's probably not a bad thing, but a feeling of dissatisfaction remains.

Some of the "slack" could be forgiven for writing a book due to time.Here, for example, in the existence of such a child as old man (in certain aspects of his personality), I still do not believe that there would be no book written byla.Pozhaluy, the only slight disappointment of the book is that in the beginning we Hardy He issued the outset about the desire to Judah in the sciences, but very quickly it "unleashed", and most of the narrative devoted to another subject.Jude - incredibly capable guy who could completely independently learn Latin and Greek (and this in an environment where even the book it was hard to get), who dreamed of the sublime, of the scientific career ...

Jude the Obscure 4 out of 5 stars