Upon this discovery, the financially strapped Durbeyfield family learns of a nearby "relative," and John and his wife Joan send Tess to "claim kin" in order to alleviate their impoverished condition. Tess returns home, gives birth to a son, Sorrow, the product of the rape, and works as a field worker on nearby farms. Sorrow becomes ill and dies in infancy, leaving Tess devastated at her loss.
Tess is the oldest child of John and Joan Durbeyfield, uneducated peasants. That same day, Tess participates in the village May Dancewhere she meets Angel Clare, youngest son of Reverend James Clare, who is on a walking tour with his two brothers.
He stops to join the dance and partners several other girls. Angel notices Tess too late to dance with her, as he is already late for a promised meeting with his brothers.
Although Tess tells them about her fear that he might try to seduce her, her parents encourage her to accept the job, secretly hoping that Alec might marry her. When Alec rides up and offers to "rescue" her from the situation, she accepts.
Instead of taking her home, however, he rides through the fog until they reach an ancient grove in a forest called "The Chase", where he informs her that he is lost and leaves on foot to get his bearings. Alec returns to find Tess asleep, and it is implied that he rapes her. The following summer, she gives birth to a sickly boy who lives only a few weeks.
On his last night alive, Tess baptises him herself, because her father would not allow the parson to visit, stating that he did not want the parson to "pry into their affairs". Tess adds a homemade cross to the grave with flowers in an empty marmalade jar.
The Rally 16—24 [ edit ] More than two years after the Trantridge debacle, Tess, now twenty, has found employment outside the village, where her past is not known.
She works for Mr. Crick as a milkmaid at Talbothays Dairy. There, she befriends three of her fellow milkmaids, Izz, Retty, and Marian, and meets again Angel Clare, now an apprentice farmer who has come to Talbothays to learn dairy management.
Although the other milkmaids are in love with him, Angel singles out Tess, and the two fall in love. The Consequence 25—34 [ edit ] "He jumped up from his seat The Clares have long hoped that Angel would marry Mercy Chant, a pious schoolmistress, but Angel argues that a wife who knows farm life would be a more practical choice.
He tells his parents about Tess, and they agree to meet her. Angel returns to Talbothays Dairy and asks Tess to marry him. This puts Tess in a painful dilemma: Angel obviously thinks her a virgin, and she shrinks from confessing her past.
However, he is pleased by this news because he thinks it will make their match more suitable in the eyes of his family. As the marriage approaches, Tess grows increasingly troubled.
She writes to her mother for advice; Joan tells her to keep silent about her past. Her anxiety increases when a man from Trantridge, named Groby, recognises her and crudely alludes to her history.
Angel overhears and flies into an uncharacteristic rage. When Angel greets her with the usual affection the next morning, she thinks he has forgiven her; later she discovers the letter under his carpet and realises that he has not seen it. The wedding ceremony goes smoothly, apart from the omen of a cock crowing in the afternoon.
When he confesses that he once had a brief affair with an older woman in London, Tess finally feels able to tell Angel about Alec, thinking he will understand and forgive.
The Woman Pays 35—44 [ edit ] However, Angel is appalled by the revelation, and makes it clear that Tess is reduced in his eyes. Although he admits that Tess was "more sinned against" than she has sinned herself, he feels that her "want of firmness" confronting Alec may indicate a flaw in her character and that she is no longer the woman he thought she was.
He spends the wedding night on a sofa. After a few awkward days, a devastated Tess suggests they separate, saying that she will return to her parents.
Angel gives her some money and promises to try to reconcile himself to her past, but warns her not to try to join him until he sends for her. After a brief visit to his parents, Angel takes a ship to Brazil to see if he can start a new life there.
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Tess of the d’Urbervilles is a novel by Thomas Hardy that was first published in Summary. Plot Overview; Summary & Analysis Here's where you'll find analysis about the book as a whole, from the major themes and ideas to analysis of style, tone, point of view, and more.
Get ready to write your paper on Tess of the d’Urbervilles. Tess Durbeyfield is a year-old simple country girl, the eldest daughter of John and Joan Durbeyfield. In a chance meeting with Parson Tringham along the road one night, John Durbeyfield discovers that he is the descendent of the d'Urbervilles, an ancient, monied family who had land holdings as.
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