Short Questions and Answers of Tess of d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Is Tess a pure woman?

Tess is not pure physically as Hardy himself calls her “maiden no more” but the loss of virginity under the circumstances like rape does not loss the purity. She is pure in her attention and soul.

How does the novel Tess of d’Urbervilles reflect a naturalistic theme?

Nature is an important theme in Tess of D’Urbervilles. Hardy uses the nature to express the emotions and feelings of Tess, when Tess is happy the nature also presents spring time, blue sky and flowers but at Flintcomb-Ash Dairy the hardships of work and hard weather heighten the sadness of Tess.

What does the person tell Mr. Durbeyfield?

The person calls Mr. Durbeyfield with the name of Sir John and tells him that he is belongs to noble family of D’Urbervilles.

What does Mr. Durbeyfield do after he talks to the person?

He orders to a boy that he sent a carriage for him which takes him to home.

Where does Angel first see Tess?
Angel first sees Tess at the May Day dance in Marlot.

At the dance, why does Angel leave without talking to Tess?

At the May Day dance, Angel leaves the Tess without talking to her because his brothers move away on the way.

Who is Abraham Durbeyfield?

Abraham Durbeyfield is the younger brother of Tess. Abraham is younger than Louisa Lu. He is with Tess when Prince dies.

Who is Joan Durbeyfield?

Joan Durbeyfield is the mother of Tess. She is simpleminded and forgiving woman.

Who is Jack Durbeyfield?

Jack or John Durbeyfield is the father of Tess Durbeyfield. He is a lazy peddler and hate work. When he knows that he descends from noble family of D’Urbervilles, he wants to make profit from connection.

Who is Mercy Chant?

Mercy Chant is the daughter of the friend and neighbor of Reverend Clare. Mr. Clare wants that Angel will marry her but he married to Tess then Mercy engaged to Cuthbert Clare.

What is the role of Izz Huett in Tess of the d’Urbervilles?

Izz Huett is milkmaid and friend of Tess at Talbothays Dairy. She loves to Angel. Angel after deserting Tess meet Izz Huett and request her to go with him to Brazil but she refused.

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