Tess of the D’Urbervilles

Tess of the dUrbervilles
Through life people may fault, or get on the wrong side of the
tracks. Yet hopefully they keep faith and then willingly they may
recoup and redeem themselves by recovering. Many believe that,
Tess in, Tess of the dUrbervilles was a great example of
this. In Hardys Victorian age novel, Tess of the dUrbervilles, he
illustrates casual wrong, the will to recover, the growth of love, and
death.


Almost everybody has done something casually wrong and
not think much of it, many call this indifferent nature. Tess is no
stranger to casual wrong. Throughout her life indifferent nature has
occurred. Her parents were not the greatest of parents. She had a
tough life, she was poor. When she met Alec dUrberville, she was
considerate and kind, but later on Alec took advantage of her and
seduced her in a forest called the Chase,
He knelt and bent lower, till her breath warmed his
face, and in a moment his cheek was in contact with
hers. She was sleeping soundly, and upon her
eyelashes there lingered tears. 1
She then later fell in love with Angel, and married him. Angel
found out about Tess past experience with Alec, and he could not
forgive her, even though it was all Alecs doing. Thus it is clear
that casual wrong follows her and yet the wrong is not made by
her.


Tess true strength is her determination to overcome her
misfortunes. When the Durbeyfields horse, Prince died, Tess took
control of the situation of the horses death and the beehive
delivery.
She takes care of the kids and she had done well in school, even
though Tess seems to go nowhere. Also when she leaves her job of
taking care of the flock at the dUrberville household, because of
her experience with Alec, it showed she tried to take control of the
situation. Even when Alec was following her home on his carriage
asking her why she left,
Her lip lifted slightly, though there was little scorn, as
a rule, in her large and impulsive nature. I have said I
will not take anything more from you, and I will not-I
cannot! I should be your creature to go on doing that,
and I wont 2
Indeed it is shown that Tess has a very strong will to recover.


There was a growth of love shown by Alec, Angel and Tess.
Alec had a love for Tess in which he forced her to love him, but
Tess refused until eventually she had no choice.


….,you agree willingly to let me do it again, and no
handkerchief.

She sighed. Very well, sir! she said. 3
When Tess first met Angel, they both had a growing love for each
other, but it all stopped when they got married and Angel found
out about Tess having sex with Alec. Angel, then did not want to
have anything to do with her, but Tess still loved Angel. While
Angel was in Brazil, he learned what a fool he was to just leave
Tess, so he came back to England. Tess then killed Alec in order
for Angel to feel better about the old situation, but it was not a
good plan, because now they are wanted. The growth of their love
seemed to go to far in this case.


Although Death is a natural part of life, it is not a pleasant
one. When the Durbeyfields horse died, it seemed to foreshadow
worse things to come. Tess own death and Alecs who was
murdered by Tess, ….She listened. The dead silence within was
broken only by a regular beat. Drip, drip, drip. 4 Consequently the
murder of Alec, by Tess, will lead to her own death.


In Hardys Victorian age novel, Tess of the dUrbervilles, he
illustrates casual wrong, the will to recover, the growth of love, and
death. It seems nothing went right for poor Tess in her life. She
was confused, and had a lot of expectations on her, from her
mother, and she put a lot on herself. She tried her hardest, but her
life ended up as a tragedy.


Category: English

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