I think I should have seen where the story was going when Tess and Angel started to discuss the inexistance of God. What sort of woman does she represent? But some characters remain immune to consensus because there are too many competing or unknown factors, kind of Uncomfortable Life Lesson like the way we cannot decisively judge real life people. She could have just walked out. Sigh……this story sits on my soul. I liked this novel a lot exactly because it puzzled with my mind, but I would definitely have preferred to have got some answers to all of my questions that I'm now left with. I didn't have to worry about the tragic twists of each scene because I received tidbits of gossip disguised as foreshadowing and titled chapters.
Queen Victoria ruled England from1837 until her death in 1901. The next meeting may tell. To me, that moment seems as much a foreshadowing of the despair to come as the poor horse Prince getting run through. Also, Tess is passionate in her love for Angel and her hatred of Alec. She is forced to sacrifice herself time and again for her family, including her child-like parents. The structure of he novel, therefore, is does not have any livearity.
But what makes it worst is that Tess herself felt she deserved her fate. Again, you must notice stuff like that if you are going to do big time literature. And, if it comes to that, which meeting matches a parting? Angel is forgiven but he never forgives Tess and asks her to leave the place. Tess could never love Alec so she decides to return home with his Bastard in her belly. I do applaud feminists for their fervor, though. Sue Bridehead in Jude the Obscure in particular, is assigned this fate, although it has to be said that she was no more successful than Jude in attempting to do this.
I suppose the take-home message for me was that if I can muster up compassion for the deeply flawed Tess, certainly I can muster sympathy for the deeply flawed nutcases in my extended family. That though Tess dies, Liza-Lu takes her place. Occasionally however, I did want to debate a stance with the clever narrator as he regarded life, love, men, and women. The send her there with the hope that living a rich family might change her fate. Still, Tess continued to sell well in Hardy's time and has spawned a great wealth of literary criticism that continues even today. I hate how the beautiful young woman, fresh and full of love and hope becomes so. The seeds of tragedy are sown when Tess's father, Jack, is told by a parson that he is the descendant of a family of knights.
And what a journey this has taken me in. She becomes Alec's mistress--Alec now, ala Roman Polanski, regrets the strawberry drugging and the rape--partly for economic reasons. And the uneasy woman, has a secret she would not want to disclose. They involve weird twists in the plot handed us through the vehicle of some strange scenes. How could you be so silly? Welcome to Tess of the D'Urbervilles, the world's most jacked-up novel about a girl who gets raped and impregnated by her fake cousin, buries her illegitimate baby semi-illegally, gets spurned by her new husband because she tells him she was raped nice dude, eh? And yet I liked it.
Later in the novel Alec cunningly takes possession of Tess' body, but Tess never surrenders her spirit to him. These qualities prove to be her weaknesses. But she grows up a very attracti This novel is really about timing, it effects us all, meet someone at the wrong time or go north instead of south, your life can end badly. As luck or misfortune would have it she meets Angel Clare a nice young man who relentlessly courted her and she falls in love with to devastating effect. We both hastily pulled back from that, not being given to such displays with each other, but a few days later my mother wrote to say she was suddenly overwhelmed with the sense that there are more partings than meetings in life, if that were philosophically possible.
Secondly, Hardy uses the tragic style to critcise the Victorian society through a female character. Hardy places our hot looking sixteen-year-old girl in an environment with some problems. What tensions grow up between Angel's love for Tess and hers for Angel? Reading Tess will remind you how far we've come in terms of gender equality. He has ulterior motives, however: to subdue Tess and make her his own. These injustices and double standards are evident throughout the whole novel, and Tess, the main character, is the one who suffers them. This offhand revelation about the d'Urberville name is the impetus for the rest of action of the book.
Young Tess Durbyfield, one of the sweetest, most likable, yet tragic, characters in literature. Anyway, we are now dealing with character and this can be fully independent of gender. You must notice stuff like this if you are going to do big time literature. With time people will learn to value what they already posses and try to give it all the attention is deserves. The way that society regards such issues as rape, the importance of purity, and not caring much for the good things you have until they its too late is what may have been altered.
Yes, this is what Hardy aims at through his writings. These three people represent the relationships and interactions that occur in these three groups. Why would she do that? He said to Tess not to follow him and he himself will come for her. E mais ainda me incomoda a leitura quando olhando a partir de 2018, e apesar do caso concreto poder ser visto de forma bastante distinta, a sociedade ocidental continuar ainda assim a olhar diferentemente aos direitos do homem e da mulher no que à liberdade sexual diz respeito. The only valuable supplement to those that I can offer is to say bluntly what those plot outlines say in such a roundabout way that it loses impact or can be missed entirely. Thank you to Simran, Tracey and Hayes for reading along.