Angel In Tess OF THIS d'Urbervilles
The character of Angel Clare is portrayed by Hardy as an ideal character with even more idealistic views. Although he's the expected hero of the novel, his activities say otherwise as he's shown to have similar characteristics to the "villain" of the book, Alec D'Urberville. He's the hero yet the reason behind "tragedy" with high morals which appears to be damaged by his and Tess' relationship later in the novel. Angel's identity contributes the most to Tess's downfall yet he..
Gender and Sexuality in Tess of the dUrbervilles
When dUrberville returned to the tent he sat down astride on the couch, reflecting, with a thrilled gleam in his face. Then he broke into a loud laugh.
"Well - I'm damned! Just what a funny thing! Ha-ha-ha! And what a crumby lady!"
Already, as he sits down astride a seat, before he seduces Tess, Alec d'Urberville has made a decision both his own future and that of Tess. It really is in his humorous a reaction to Tess's insecurity, and her shyness of himself, that people see him take..