Today is the day that every member of Read With Me La Porte Rouge Book Club will post about the first book we read : Tess of the D'Urbervilles; an English classic by Thomas Hardy.
After reading the book I decided to express my idea in an illustration. Because it wasn't only "Tess". For me, this is an icon of history's woman of my mind :
The woman who carries all her pain on her shoulders for years. And transfer it to her next generation. The woman who is like a tree. Still and soundless. She accepts all the traumas that society does to her and never try to get over it. All the emotional and physical harms that happen for the ignorance of societies, for she's not aware. Because she is not educated to take a step for her liberty.
The story of Tess is written in 19th century. But there are still many women all over the world who have the same lives.