- Who are Durbeyfields? 🤷♀️
- Does Tess Choose to go? 🤔 Has she fallen in love with Angel Clare😍 ?
- Tess moves 🚙 to Tantridge
- Can Alec d’Urbervilles Make Tess Fall in Love 💕 With Him?
- Tess of the d’Urbervilles Back to the Durbeyfields
- ‘Sorrow’, The Apple of Her Eyes
- Angel & Tess Meets for the Second Time 🥰
- Will Tess Accept the Proposal💐? Tess to Reveal her Haunting Past? 😨
- Tess and Angel Marry 👰🤵
- Tess in Destitute 😓
- Can Angel Forgive Tess 🤨?
- Who is the Preacher in the Town? 🙄
- Alec to Love Tess Again💞
- Alec Masters Tess 😔
- Angel Wants Tess But Can He?
- Will Angel and Tess Live Happily Ever After 🤗 ?
- Tess of the d’Urbervilles and Her Sport With Fate
- Don’t Miss the Sale 🤩 👇
‘Tess of the d’Urbervilles’ is a novel written ✍️ by Thomas Hardy. It was published 🗳️ in a serialised manner in The Graphic, a British newspaper 🗞 in 1891. The story narrates 🗣️ the life of a fallen woman named Tess 👸🏼, whose fate never favoured fortune. ‘Tess of the d’Urbervilles‘ deals with love, despair and poverty.
Beauty lay not in the thing, but in what the thing symbolized.Tess of the d’Urbervilles
Who are Durbeyfields? 🤷♀️
Tess is the eldest daughter of John and Joan Durbeyfield, a poor peasant family 👨🌾👩🌾. But John realises that he hails from a noble family👨⚖️👩⚖️ named d’Urbervilles and decides to send Tess to join the d’Urbervilles in Trantridge and claim their inheritance.
Does Tess Choose to go? 🤔 Has she fallen in love with Angel Clare😍 ?
Tess is 16 👧🏻 when the novel begins. She is advised to join the d’Urbervilles but she is not interested 😑. It isn’t because she has fallen in love, and has no serious love affairs that stops her here.
But she feels infatuated 💘 with Angel Clare whom she met in the May Day Dance💃. They just exchange a glance 👀 there. No talks 🤐, no dance 💃 but just a glance 🤩.
Tess moves 🚙 to Tantridge
She is supposed to move to Trantridge to locate the d’Urbervilles as their horse 🐎 dies which was the only source of income💰. She finds the Mrs d’Urbervilles who is blind 😎 and her son Alec d’Urbervilles 🤠. Alec is fascinated by her beauty and appoints her as the poultry keeper 🐥🐓.
Can Alec d’Urbervilles Make Tess Fall in Love 💕 With Him?
Tess now lives under the same roof with Alec. He tries to seduce her and kiss 😘 her many times, to which she refuses 🙅♀️. She is offered a ride by Alec one night 🌃 when she is attacked by another maid. Alec takes her to an ancient grove on that foggy 🌫 night and rapes her 😩.
Tess of the d’Urbervilles Back to the Durbeyfields
Tess couldn’t stay there again after the incident even though Alec persuades her to stay. Alec apologies 🙏 but she goes back to her home 🏡, shares it with her mother and decides never to return. She is ashamed 😞 for losing her virginity. But she soon realises that she is pregnant 🤰 with his child.
‘Sorrow’, The Apple of Her Eyes
Tess delivers her baby🤱 whom the society rejects and the baby is not baptised. The child was born unhealthy🤕 and was sure to die. Therefore, Tess baptises it herself and names it Sorrow. Sorrow dies soon and she buries it in the shabby corner where the unbaptised are buried.
Angel & Tess Meets for the Second Time 🥰
Tess finds work as a milkmaid🍶at the Talbothays Dairy and befriends Izz, Retty and Marian. Tess is 20 now 👩🦰. At the dairy, she meets Angel Clare again who is learning dairy management at the farm🐂. Angel feels attracted to her and proposes to marry him 💍.
Will Tess Accept the Proposal💐? Tess to Reveal her Haunting Past? 😨
Tess rejects the marriage proposal as a dirty past haunts 😰 her. She wants to reveal it to Alec but decides not as her mother 👩🦳 forbids her. Tess is ashamed of herself when Angel describes her as a ‘child of nature’ 🌼. She cannot sin again by deceiving Angel.
Tess and Angel Marry 👰🤵
Tess loves Angel but her sin stops her from loving him. She eventually accepts his proposal ☺️. She writes a letter ✉️ regarding her past and slides it through the door🚪 . She thinks that he has read it and forgiven her till the day of their marriage. She finds it unopened in his room and destroys it🔥 .
Tess in Destitute 😓
Angel gifts Tess with diamonds 💎 in the first night. Angel then confesses of his relationship with an older woman in London and requests her to forgive 😞. She forgives him thinking that Angel would now understand her. She reveals her past and Angel is shocked😲.
Can Angel Forgive Tess 🤨?
“Here was I thinking you a new-sprung child of nature; there were you, the belated seedling of an effete aristocracy!”Tess of the d’Urbervilles
Angel leaves to Brazil 🇧🇷 planning to establish his dairy farm there. He asks some time from Tess to adjust to this. But also says Tess to contact him or his family in case of any needs. He gives her some money.
“How can we live together while that man lives?—he being your husband in nature, and not I. If he were dead it might be different.”Tess of the d’Urbervilles
Who is the Preacher in the Town? 🙄
Tess begins to work in a farm 🏝️ called Flintcomb Ash. She lives with her friend Marian. She is shocked 😲 to meet the Evangelist preacher. He was the one who tore her life😭, the one who snatched her happiness, Mr.Alec d’Urbervilles 🤠.
Can Alec stand still on his Methodist views or loses himself on seeing Tess? Will he let his desire go ahead discipline? 🥺
Alec to Love Tess Again💞
Alec comes to know that her husband abandoned her on her revelation 🔉 of past and now wishes to marry 💍 her. In other words to master her. He follows 🚶♀️🏃♂️her multiple times to convince her but fails. In the midst of all these, Tess keeps on writing 📝 to Angel.
“O why have you treated me so monstrously, Angel! I do not deserve it. I have thought it all over carefully, and I can never, never forgive you!”Tess of the d’Urbervilles
Alec Masters Tess 😔
“Remember, my lady, I was your master once! I will be your master again. If you are any man’s wife you are mine!”Tess of the d’Urbervilles
Tess was helpless when her father died ⚰️. Alec offers her help, 🤝 and provides her family. Alec affirms that Angel would never return. She had no choice rather than to accept. On the other side, Angel was sick 🤒 for a very long time which has given him the time to rethink about Tess.
Angel Wants Tess But Can He?
Tess now lives in an expensive house 🏯 in Sandbourne with Alec. Angel asks Tess to forgive him 😣 but it she says that it’s too late. Angel leaves desperately 😶.
Tess argues 😡 with Alec for being the reason for losing her love 💔 for the second time. Alec reveals that he is not a d’Urberville but Stokes, and that they have adopted this name. He has protected and provided her just because he loves Tess. Frustrated on realising his deception, Tess stabs 🔪 Alec.
Will Angel and Tess Live Happily Ever After 🤗 ?
Tess joins Angel after murdering Alec. Angel refuses to believe her initially but later realises its true. They hide in an empty mansion 🏛️ for five days where they consummate their love 💏.
Murder was a forgivable offence to Angel, but losing her virginity wasn’t? 🤦♀️
They take rest in the Stonehenge at night. She tells Angel to marry her sister Liza-lu after her death and by morning 🌄 they are surrounded by a group of policemen 👮♂️. She is arrested. The novel ends when a black flag 🏴 raises over the prison indicating the execution of Tess. Angel and Liza-lu walks away clasping their hands 👐.
Tess of the d’Urbervilles and Her Sport With Fate
‘Tess of the d’Urbervilles’ is subtitled as ‘A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented’. It brings out the belief systems of the Victorian Era. Being born poor👩🌾, made Tess a victim. Not just a rape victim, but fate’s victim. When the rapist was busy preaching🎤📚, Tess was working ⚒️ hard to feed 🍽️ herself and her family. ‘Tess of the d’Urbervilles’ was criticised by many for questioning the beliefs of the period.
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