The problem—and it is this problem that gives us our story—is that neither of them evolves and develops quickly enough to remedy the horrendous impact their earlier conduct has had on poor Tess and save her.
For women heterosexual sex requires men, as much as women may at times regret this. After great thought, insofar as I do great thought, I have concluded that none of those other choices would have. I think that we can safely conclude that Alec, the "bad guy," is sexually skillful in the sack.
Hardy does not impose upon us with some heavy-handed social commentary at all. However, there are strange aspects of this novel that when discussed in remove from the novel itself can make it sound off-putting. Rather, this social commentary is portrayed seamlessly along with the characters and the action.
This is the kind of thing that can complicate life for a girl, I understand. Give me a break. Hardy places our hot looking sixteen-year-old girl in an environment with some problems.
She is nonetheless a quality human being whom that nitwit should feel undeservedly blessed to have as a wife. There are a lot of puzzling sleep episodes in this novel.
I would rather put it this way. I refer to them as knotheads, but both do evolve and develop during the course of the novel in what we could simplistically call a favorable direction. A repentant Angel flies back to her, a tad late to the dance as usual, only after she has just murdered Alec.
It is an environment wherein the Victorian morals of society are so completely at odds with the nature of men and women generally, and particularly in the realm of sex. My personal view is that she was doomed from the outset by the mere fact that she was one hot looking sixteen-year-old female human being in a society where that made for nothing but trouble.
The only valuable supplement to those that I can offer is to say bluntly what those plot outlines say in such a roundabout way that it loses impact or can be missed entirely.
And please do not respond by telling me that you saw the PBS production. Tess is one hot looking sixteen-year-old female human being. She is raped by the wealthy Alec who drugged her with a delicious strawberry, and has his child, which immediately dies.
She is a girl of action and decision. It is not at all that unusual a 19th Century plot, other than the conclusion is more grim than usual and the sex is more prominently on display in that Alec and Tess actually do have a lot of sex, as in intercourse and all the accompanying accoutrements presumably.
That is the best I can do. Tess is not passive. He knows what he is doing with a woman and likes to do it a lot.Tess of the D'Urbervilles hasratings and 7, reviews.
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