Tess Of DUrbervilles By Hardy Essay Research — страница 2

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blown white and dusty within a few hours after the rain" (263). Tess becomes part of the "stroke of raindrops, the burn of sunbeams, and the stress of winds. There is no passion in her now" (262). Tess finds herself approaching an area of "irregular chalk -table land" (263) compared to the lush, green fields of Talbothay’s Dairy. She enters the "remains of a village… in a slight depression" (263). The land is horrid with its "stubborn soil" (264) and Tess realizes that "the walls [seem] to be the only friend she [has]" (264). It is appropriate that the village is filled with melancholy descriptions, as this is exactly how Tess feels. Her loneliness, like that of the village "was excessive" (264). This gloom

remains with for as long as she stays at Flintcomb-Ash. It is significant of all the hardships Tess has passed through, from she experiences with Alec to her strife with Angel, that Tess sees the "desolate drab" (267) of a land in different "degrees of dampness" (267). Tess’ heart is as cold as the land. Flintcomb-Ash makes Tess spiritless. She is dismal without Angel and will remain so for as long as she stays. After Alec’s death, Tess and angel sneak happily off to an empty cottage snug in the woods of Bramshurst court. While here Tess is able to become happy once more, especially due to the rejoining of herself and true love. The cottage is penetrating with good qualities , just as Tess feels; she is free and in love. "The weather was serenely

bright, and during the afternoon it was quite warm" (365). After entering the cottage "a shaft of dazzling sunlight glanced into the room" (366), and Tess’ burdens are able to "rest at last!" (366). The next morning , though "wet and foggy… apparently had no sign of sorrow" (367). "Not a sight or sound of human being disturbed their peacefulness, such as it was" (367). They were free to love each other in peace. The entire cottage was draped in amiable warmth. Upon their leaving Tess sighs, "Ah, happy house-good-bye!" (369). It is while at Bramshurst court that Tess feels her greatest joy and peace, and Hardy shows that well through his light and joyful descriptions.