Essays Tagged: "Alec"

Hardy's "Tess of the D'Urbervilles"

rred. Her parents were not the greatest of parents. She had atough life, she was poor. When she met Alec d'Urberville, she wasconsiderate and kind, but later on Alec took advantage of her andseduced h ... hen later fell in love with Angel, and married him. Angelfound out about Tess' past experience with Alec, and he could notforgive her, even though it was all Alec's doing. Thus it is clearthat casual ...

(2 pages) 62 0 3.3 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Tess of the D'Urbervilles" by Thomas Hardy

d, not knowing where and when evil lurked because she grew up in a house of innocence. The world of Alec D'Urberville circulated around evil. When the innocece of Tess and the evilness of Alec collide ... circulated around evil. When the innocece of Tess and the evilness of Alec collided, harm was done. Alec's forcefull appearance through the lack of morality are described by Tess as, 'a singular force ...

(5 pages) 130 2 4.5 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Moral and choices in "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" by Thomas Hardy

cters. They are the protagonist Tess Durbeyfield, Angel Clare (Tess's longtime love and husband)and Alec D'Urberville (Tess's seducer and husband). It is these three major characters whom Hardy choose ... at the D'Urberville mansion, Tess was confronted with her first major social dilemma whose name is Alec D'Urberville. The young Alec is portrayed as a spoiled, almost evil person; a high class snob. ...

(6 pages) 131 1 4.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

How Lewis Grassic Gibbon uses characters to show the themes of his book "Sunset Song"

when Jean poisons her self and her baby twins as she had found out she was pregnant again. Dod and Alec, Chris' younger brothers are sent to Aberdeen to stay with their Aunt and Uncle because of taun ...

(5 pages) 33 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

The role of chance in Thomas Hardy's "Tess of the d'Urbervilles"

rbeyfield's only horse leads to more mishap then any other single event in the text. Tess's rape by Alec Stokes, in the last pages of Phase the First, paves the way for endless reoccurrences of ill ha ... , it also seems to go out of its way to complicate it. Take for example the impregnation of Tess by Alec; this event throws Tess's life far off of its original course. Later the loss of her confession ...

(2 pages) 40 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Discuss the combination in Tess' character of passiveness and assertiveness

ing her mothers wish to send her away to the D'Urbervilles with the prospect of marrying her off to Alec and even letting her know her intentions. Her parents make poor role models, no doubt contribut ... eats such as this before but Tess wasn't to know this. Joan Durbeyfield, Tess' mother is aware that Alec is likely to make a pass at her daughter within the first third of the novel and pressures Tess ...

(2 pages) 46 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Spy who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carre

rk of spy fiction ever written and also John Le Carre's greatest novel. Le Carre told the story of Alec Leamus, the British agent who is ultimately double-crossed by his own side, with clarity and di ...

(2 pages) 31 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Tess of the d'Urbervilles- Thomas Hardy. Compare Angel to Alec discussing how each is used as a vehicle by Hardy to examine different aspects of society.

Alec and Angel both represent different figures in society; they are both from a fairly respectable ... oth from a fairly respectable and high class, but they symbolise different aspects of high society. Alec is the "evil" side of society, he doesn't care for anyone else's well being, not even his own m ... features aren't handsome. When Tess's innocence and goodness meets him, they do not connect at all. Alec's place in society enables him to get what he wants, but when he can't get Tess through his fei ...

(5 pages) 93 3 4.9 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

An Inevitable Victim Review on Tess of the D'Urbervilles

oved most readers to tears with her tragedy.I believe most readers will put their blame on the evil Alec D'Urberville,even on Angel Clare,for his desertion of Tess,however, I hold the view that Hardy ... coach which makes the sound of coach an ill omen connected with a long-ago murder;And Tess murders Alec by stabbing a dagger into his heart.Collectively ,these scenes suggest a strong streak of fatal ...

(2 pages) 35 0 0.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Discuss the role of tragedy in Thomas Hardy's 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles'.

identally killing the family horse lead the unemployed Tess to the sinister and blatantly predatory Alec D'Urberville, before she has a chance to a meet her real love Angel Clare. The unfortunate desp ... d not by a certain other man'. However Tess seems to seal her own fate by giving herself up to both Alec and to her mother's artful ministrations. She allows Joan to enhance her womanly features to lu ...

(9 pages) 118 1 4.8 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Tess of the d'Urbervilles"

red. Her parents were not the greatest of parents. She had a tough life, she was poor. When she met Alec d'Urberville, she was considerate and kind, but later on Alec took advantage of her and seduced ... en later fell in love with Angel, and married him. Angel found out about Tess' past experience with Alec, and he could not forgive her, even though it was all Alec's doing. Thus it is clear that casua ...

(2 pages) 26 0 0.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Five most important events in "Tess of the D'Urbervilles"

ng guilt, takes up a job at the D'Urbervilles. This is the start of Tess's troubles. Here she meets Alec, who falls in love with Tess's beauty and begins to pursue her. Alec takes advantage of her and ... ve married Angel right away and live a much happier life.Later on in the novel, she actually blames Alec for all her troubles confirming the importance of the event. "He who had wrought her undoing wa ...

(3 pages) 20 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Tess of the D'Urbervilles"- hypocrisy

al of the Durbeyfield household, the treatment of Tess by both Angel Clare and the main antagonist, Alec Stoke-D'urberville, while critical comments on religion and class structure of Victorian societ ... n her domesticity, while relying on her husband for her earthly sustenance. Tess is at the mercy of Alec many times, and each time he uses his position to his advantage until finally he robs her of he ...

(4 pages) 33 0 0.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Tess of the d'Urbervilles"' tragedy is constructed by Thomas Hardy through a series of coincidences. Do you agree? In your discussion, consider the context of the novel.

ory's opening chapters, it was obvious that Tess's family lives in penury. With the introduction of Alec d'Urberville into the story, the family's economic plight was even more obvious; the Stoke-d'Ur ... for they, rather than the Stoke-d'Urbervilles, are the true-blooded representatives of the family. Alec's family had, quite literally, purchased the d'Urberville name, and, as such, increased their s ...

(5 pages) 22 0 0.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Short Story Genre Analysis

esting events in the story. I felt, along with my mother, that I wished for this young hunter named Alec to become the hunter he dreamed of being. But, he had no such luck. The overall theme my mother ... er and I came upon on was one that lies in the title itself, "Birds with No Feet." The young hunter Alec and his older counterpart Wallace both strive to kill these animals for science. In the beginni ...

(7 pages) 37 0 4.7 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Catcher In The Rye

rinceton or Harvard.When Holden goes home for Christmas break he discovers that his only brother -- Alec -- has died in a car accident. Furious, he takes Alec's baseball bat, upon which Alec had writt ... the bat with which they used to play baseball in a field of rye during the summer. Holden pitched, Alec played catcher.Holden drops out of school and spends the time trying to find his identity and p ...

(1 pages) 484 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Tess 2

father was thinking of ways to restore their social order. Due to the negligence from her parents, Alec was able to take advantage of her physically and mentally. By giving Tess's father a horse, Ale ... ver Tess in such a way that Tess was obliged to obey.Yet, Tess was able to overcome her affair with Alec because she possessed a keen sense of justice and morality. She realized that she had sinned, b ...

(3 pages) 12 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Joe Taeffner 10/21 Tess of the Derbervilles Causal Analyses SUMMARY

s takes a job as a servant girl for the family, and catches the eye of the young man of the family, Alec. They casually flirt for some weeks, and Tess is very happy. But then, all is ruined. Alec rape ... pon hearing this, Angel sends her packing. After a year or more of not seeing Angel, Tess runs into Alec, who has since become a preacher, and eventually comes to live with him. When Angel seeks Tess ...

(3 pages) 337 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

How do our fate or destiny effect our lives? Some

symbolizes purity and virginity, while her physical characteristics equally suggest her innocence. Alec is the son of the Mrs.Stoke D'Urberville. Tess meets him when she goes to find their relatives ... lle. Tess meets him when she goes to find their relatives and ask for a job. After being seduced by Alec d'Urberville, she bears his child, which dies in infancy, and must leave her home to start a ne ...

(6 pages) 1532 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Dear Nobody" and "Tess of the D'urbervilles"

vital contrast, is highlighted, perhaps inadvertently, by Hardy's colloquial use of old, country dialect in the characters' speech, such as, during Tess' conversation with her brother Abraham, "Bain' ... ption of a child. So, for Tess, as her future depended mainly on finding a good and loving husband, Alec's actions towards her effectively ruined Tess' life. The circumstances in which the sex evolved ...

(1 pages) 820 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature