YMMV: Jude the Obscure

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Sue's attitude towards relationships implies that she could be a romantic asexual.
    • Hardy himself wrote in a letter that he intended Sue to be frigid, as when she is living with Jude they hardly have sex. He couldn't write it in the book as it would have been immoral then.
  • Anvilicious: Jude and Arabella's relationship starts with her throwing a pig's penis at his face. If he had a smidgen of Genre Savvy he'd have known to watch out.
  • Narm: Basically anything having to do with "Father Time". His climactic scene moved the book from a powerful commentary on Victorian divorce laws to WILD MELODRAMA TIME!!!