state the plot of Tess of the D’Urbervilles;
name the characters of Tess of the D’Urbervilles;
identify the ideas of Tess of the D’Urbervilles;
identify the speaker and situation within the text of Tess of the D’Urbervilles, when given a quote from the novel; and
identify technique or the peculiarities of the craft of Tess of the D’Urbervilles, with regard to the novel as an art
D. H. Lawrence, another writer to be read later, also wrote of Hardy. In his opinion, Alec, rather than Angel, has the best chance to find happiness with Tess. Some people have thought that Angel and Alec make up one person, the ideal lover for Tess. What are the characteristics of love in this novel? What does the novel say about love? Is love possible? What should love be, if the world operates as it does in this novel? Tell me what you think in about 200-300 words.