Injustice In Tess Of The D Urbervilles

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Tess is sent to work with d’Urbervilles, a very powerful family. When she gets there, she is raped by the son of that family and she gets pregnant. After that, she leaves that house, goes back to her home and gives birth to her baby. Unfortunately, the baby dies and Tess decides to look for a new life. She ends up at Talbothays working as a milk maid when she meets Angel and get married. However, Tess never told Angel about her past until the night after the wedding. He is very mad and leaves her to go to America. In the meantime, Tess returns home. She meets Alec who still loves her and keeps oppressing her to marry him saying that Angel is never going to come back. She lives with Alec for a while before Angel comes back expressing …show more content…
First of all, it is about fate and injustice. Everyone is born with his/ her own fate, but those fates are different. While some people were so lucky to be born into rich family and live in easy life, Tess suffered many hardships which cause her to struggle so hard to survive. It seemed like the world was unfair for her because no matter how much she struggled to make her life become better, but her life still remained in bad situation. The second one, Tess of the d'urbervilles story raised the importance of women's virginity up. In England, their culture at that time seemed to value the virginity of the women very much, and the value of a nation is very powerful in the society. Like in the story, Tess who was a beautiful, faithful, and obedient was insulted in an unfair way by her family and the society after losing her virginity innocently. However, the value is also developing from time to time. We can see that nowadays people in England have changed their traditional opinion about the women's virginity. Women seem to have their own rights and freedom to marry whomever she wants, and both women and men don't care much about the virginity like before. Last but not least, this story also presents about the social class in nineteen- century England. In the story, Durbeyfield was considered as a powerful class in that time. They were rich, and they used their power to dominate over other …show more content…
First character who we would like to talk about is Tess Durbeyfield. We like Tess Durbeyfield because she is a responsible person. In the story she said that “well, as I killed the horse, mother, I suppose I ought to go”. In this statement, we can assume that Tess is a responsible person and she dares to face the problem that she has done. Moreover, Tess is an independent person because since Angle left her, Tess had to struggle living independently. Whereas, there is a character who we dislike is Alec d’Urberville because he is deceitful person. He is a kind of person who could never be trusted and he tried to make Tess trust in him, and then he did different action to fulfill his desire. For instance, they got lost in the foggy night after the party in town. He left her under a tree and told her to find way home. Tess trusted him and hoped that she could go home soon after Alec came back. Then Alec found her fall asleep under the tree, and raped her. This is the action which a deceitful man did to innocent

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