Tess Of The DUrbervilles By Thomas Hardy

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Tess Of The D?Urbervilles By Thomas Hardy Essay, Research Paper ??Well it?s true. Throw up your chin a moment, so that I may catch the profile of your face better. Yes, that?s the d?Urberville nose and chin–a little debased. Your ancestor was one of the twelve knights who assisted the Lord of Estremavilla in Normandy in his conquest of Glamorganshire. Branches of your family held manors over all this part of England; their names appear in the pipe rolls in the time of King Stephen. In the reign of King John one of them was rich enough to give a manor to the Knights Hospitallers; … In short,? concluded the parson, decisively smacking his leg with his switch, ?there?s hardly such another family in England.?? This is where the parson tells Durbeyfield of his great heritage

causing him to search for help in other d?Urbervilles. Although the parson regrets telling Durbeyfield this news, the tone in which he said it show that he was trying to cheer Durbeyfield up. ?Let me put one little kiss on those holmberry lips, Tess, or even on that warmed cheek, and I?ll stop–on my honour, I will!? Alec says this to Tess while driving her to his house. He drives too fast for Tess and says he?ll slow down if she?ll give him a kiss. This shows his low character and foreshadows the future pains he will give her. ??O Tess, forgiveness does not apply to the case! You were one person; now you are another. My God–how can forgiveness meet such a grotesque–prestidigitation as that!?? Angel says this to Tess after they revealed their sins to one another. He displays

his hypocrisy here. While he committed a similar crime (worse in my opinion) of having an affair, he will not forgive Tess of being raped while she wholeheartedly forgives him. ??What is it Angel?? she said, starting up. ?Have they come for me? … It is as it should be…. Angel, I am almost glad–yes, glad! This happiness could not have lasted. It was too much. I have had enough; and now I shall not live for you to despise me! … I am ready.? Tess says this to Angel after finding the soldiers who had come to arrest her. This statements shows that she is ready to go and knows the gravity of her murder. She knew before that incident that she could not live happy after committing such a crime and knew that she had to face the consequences. She died at peace knowing that she was

made right with Angel.