Why, Tess Durbeyfield, if there isn't thy father riding hwome in a carriage!"
Tess Durbeyfield at this time of her life was a mere vessel of emotion untinctured by experience.
He took almost the first that came to hand, which was not the speaker, as she had expected; nor did it happen to be Tess Durbeyfield. Pedigree, ancestral skeletons, monumental record, the d'Urberville lineaments, did not help Tess in her life's battle as yet, even to the extent of attracting to her a dancing-partner over the heads of the commonest peasantry.
As he fell out of the dance his eyes lighted on Tess Durbeyfield, whose own large orbs wore, to tell the truth, the faintest aspect of reproach that he had not chosen her.
Norman Page states about Hardy's characters that, "Fine and gentle natures like Tess Durbeyfield
and Jude Fawley are ill equipped for success in the battle of life and succumb in the face of competition from or exploitation by, the stronger members of their species" (Page, 2001).
Despite the fact that the character of Tess Durbeyfield
in Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles has aroused bitter criticism from many critics and readers, she is considered as one of the most fascinating and charming fictional femme fatales.
Gemma Arterton Angel Clare Eddie Redmayne Alec D'Urberville Hans Matheson Joan Durbeyfield Ruth Jones Groby Christopher Fairbank Izz Huett Jodie Whittaker Marion Rebekah Staton John Durbeyfield Inn Puleston-Davies
Gemma getting to grips with James Bond, left, and as Tess Durbeyfield
in Tess of the D'Urbervilles, above; CANE DO...
The Thomas Hardy plot tells the story of Tess Durbeyfield
, eldest daughter of peasants John and Joan Durbeyfield, who get ideas above their station after learning they may be of noble blood courtesy of their name Durbeyfield being a corruption of the name D'Urbervilles, a noble Norman family.
(8) In a brief survey, Gallagher draws parallels between the sexual and sacrificial rites performed by Artemis and the King of the Wood and "the main events of Tess Durbeyfield
's destiny-sex in the primeval forest, murder by stabbing of the priest-husband, and the execution of the goddess herself" (429).
After her impoverished family learns of its noble lineage, naive Tess Durbeyfield
is sent to make an appeal to a nearby wealthy family who bear the ancestral name d'Urberville.
I don't know why Kalikoff calls Tess Durbeyfield