Tess of the d'Urbervilles Chapter 1

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  • Chapter 1
    • Characters
      • Jack Durbeyfeild:
        • alcoholic? "have a quart of a drink with me"
        • lazy and irresponsible
          • vain: "Not on account of I?"
        • "Put his hand in his pocket, and produced a shilling, one of the chronically few that he possessed"
        • "'Tis the woman's club-walking, Sir John. Why, your da'ter is one o' the members"
          • "To be sure-I'd quite forgot"
    • Plot
      • "a middle aged man was walking homeward from Shaston to the adjoining village of Marlott"
        • "Presently, he was met by an elderly parson astride on a grey mare"
          • "You are the lineal representative of the ancient and knightly family of the d'Urbervilles"
            • "You don't live anywhere- you are extinct"
              • "tell 'em to send a horse and carriage to me immed'atley, to carry me home"
      • Language
        • "On an enening in the latter part of May a middle-aged man was walking homeward from Shaston to the village of Marlott, in the adjoining Vale of Blackmore or Blackmoor"
          • "Durbeyfield lay waiting on the grass and daisies in the evening sun"
            • "he set out on the notes of a brass band""What?" "Not on account of I?"
              • "Where do we raise our smoke...I mean, where do we d'Urbervilles live?"
    • Structure
      • "You are the lineal representative of the ancient and knightly family of the d'Urbervilles"
        • "A Pure Woman"?
    • Themes
      • Fate: "You would be Sir John now" "Ye don't say so"
      • "How the Mighty are Fallen"

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