Tess Of The DUrbervilles Character Analysis

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Tess of the d’Urbervilles is a story about a young girl who had very tragic life growing up. Her father, John Durbeyfield, came across a major surprise that he was part of a lineage of family that is very wealthy, the d’Urbervilles. When Tess’ father and mother discover that they have a nearby relative of the d’Urbervilles, they send Tess to go and claim their kinship. When Tess arrives, Alec d’Urberville is immediately attracted to her and makes Tess the caretaker of his ill mother and soon after seduces Tess and rapes her. Tess then returns home and explains to her parents what happened and her parents are infuriated that she didn’t make Alec marry her so that they could inherit the wealth of the d’Urbervilles. Tess finds out that she is pregnant and gives birth to her son, Sorrow. Sorrow gets ill and dies as a baby and Tess is left traumatized by this event. Soon after Sorrow’s death, Tess leaves home and takes a journey to Talbothays Dairy and becomes a milkmaid to dairyman, Mr. Crick. While she is working for Mr. Crick, she meets a man named Angel Clare who she ends up marrying even though he does not know Tess’ past. After Tess and Angel get married, they confess to each other about their past and Tess forgave Angel but Angel could not forgive Tess of her past. Angel suggests that he should go away for a while and Tess should return home, and so they do. Tess eventually leaves home again and travels to Flintcomb and picks up work there. She makes up her

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