Why does Jude abandon his attempts to study at Christminster so easily?

Why does Sue marry Phillotson when she finds him repulsive?

What opinion does Thomas Hardy appear to hold in regard to marriage laws?

Why does Jude marry Arabella? What is her role in the novel?

What is the role of religion in the novel?

How does social class function in the novel? Is Jude confined only by his socioeconomic background, or by other factors as well?