Role chance thomas hardy s tess d urbervilles

It is rarely that love leads to happiness, but it always leads to tragedy. She loves Clare with all the warmth of her emotional nature. Thomas Hardy.

thomas hardy fate and chance

As recurrent as it is now, it has also been a quite common theme for contemplation throughout history. Due to their fatalistic views of life, they also tend to interpret different occurrences and events in their lives as ill omens that predict unhappiness and suffering and as proof of the existence of Fate.

She is unintentionally passive in dire situations — such as when she drifted into a reverie and killed the family horse, or when fell asleep and was raped. Fate has many manifestations that thwart human happiness and most common of them is chance or coincidence. At the very threshold of life, she meets the wrong man. There are in real life happy accidents as well as sad ones. In short, Hardy spoils his case by overstatement and exaggeration. As Hardy equates Hamlet and Tess from the start, we learn that he sees Tess as a virtuous victim and therefore as a tragic heroine. In the novel, fatalism is also expressed through the philosophical comments that Hardy, as a narrator, makes throughout the story.

This chance meeting rekindles his lust for her, and is the direct cause of the renewed pursuit. This chance meeting of Tess with Alec ruins her life and robs her of any happiness.

Role chance thomas hardy s tess d urbervilles

This misfortune is an ideal opportunity for Alec to put further pressure upon Tess who sees no way out of the predicament but to yield.

Another circumstance now occurs to aggravate the. The excessive use of chance and coincidence by Hardy makes his stories somewhat implausible. Of these chance is most typical.

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Fatalism in Thomas Hardy´s Tess of the d’Urbervilles