"Tess of the D’Urbervilles” is a famous British writer Thomas hardy's representative tragic work. Which is a very significant part among his Novels of Character and Environment, but which is also much controversial. The female leading role is a pure, good and beautiful country girl whose name is Tess. Being in a poor family, she has to comply with her mother's persuasion that goes to work in the landlord’ manor. It is here that she is raped by the landlord Alec. Then with pregnancy, she comes back home Unfortunately, not so long after she gives birth to a child, her baby dies of disease. In order to get rid of this terrible shadow, she goes to a milk factory miles away from her home as a milking worker and hopefully lives a complete new life. There, after Tess meets the pastor's son Angel Clare, they weave a romantic and beautiful story
I think Tess must be a kind-hearted girl.
She endured so much pain, but she never complained about others. When she was young, she missed her best love. Then fate began to play jokes with her. A so-called gentleman cheated her and took away the most important thing of an un-married girl. No matter Tess was regretted or not, people around her, contained the church, all of them thought that she was a bad girl. She couldn’t get married. She couldn’t stay home to wait for her parents’ order to get married. She ran away and met her best love. Since she thought that she wasn’t innocence, she stood her deep love of Angel, and put the opportunities to other girls, those who can never compared to her.
At last, she got married to Angel, but the fact of her history made her husband angry and bad-tempered. She tried her best to make her husband happy, but he didn’t care what she had done, how sad she was. Until Angel found that he loved Tess very much, Tess had come back to the disgusted man. True love was a power. Tess killed the man, ran away with Angel, lived in others’ house, and be caught by the police. Although Tess would be in prison and be killed, she wouldn’t regret at last. After all, Angel really loved her at last.
Everybody will day dream sometimes. But we won’t care it any time. Tess’s father was a dreamer. We must think about ourselves. When somebody tells us a thing which is far away from our daily life, we must think about it carefully and investigate the fact. We are not fools. If what they say, what you believe, our world will become a mixture. We all know that we are just citizens of China, and students of Kashgar Teachers’ collage. Life is life. How can we fall into a hole of imagination? This imagination led Tess to death. That was the result.
In the old times of China, people also had a conception of innocence of girls. But did they think about men? Yeah, at that time, men were the host of world. Women just needed to give birth to babies, teach them, and do housework to their husband. That was a duty. Even though at present, we don’t have a judge on men either. We also meet problems on finding jobs. Because those companies think that our women are terrible. We can’t do many things but men can, we will give birth to babies but men don’t, every month we have several days of mental problems but men don’t. That’s unfair. We do so much, so it is right to give more opportunities to us.
At the ball, Tess missed her love. Nowadays, we need to be brave. And when the opportunity is coming, we must catch it in time. If we lose, we can hardly meet it again. The chance is given to the people who get the ready to. So we should prepare and chance will find us. And we need to learn refusing. If Tess refused to made friends with Alec, maybe she could avoid this disaster. In present times, many children know the relationship between women and men earlier. And also many of them don’t know. Actually, our society need to teach them in order to know what will happen or what they should do to protect themselves. Although most parents think that this is a bad thing beyond virtue, but it tends to the young to learn that.
We need forgiveness. We can see that Tess lived in a religion place, but those people didn’t get the thought of kind-hearted and forgiveness. As we are students who have the relief on Marxism, we have learned to be kind-hearted, but how about them? So we should be an atheism. We learn science, not ghosts.
After Tess went to the farm, she met her love again. She was afraid, was under pressure, and was shy on her first feeling of love. Why should we have a crime feeling after making a mistake? Just correct our mistakes, we are good persons too. Of course, we can not make mistakes if we know they are wrong.
We can not avoid problems either. Tess daren’t to tell Angel the truth. When Angel knew that, he couldn’t accept at once. In our daily life, we can meet many difficulties. And we may make mistakes. At that time, we must think highly of it and face it but not to avoid. Fact will come out unless you don’t do it. Most of us can not accept our relatives’ or friends’ betray. So face it earlier, maybe we can get forgiveness earlier.
Another important thing was that Tess’s family had many children. The poor environment made her have to approach to Alec. Should the poor do like this? There are many poor men in our country, but they find jobs for themselves, although the job is very hard to do. They make their own money and endure pains.
I just think of my family. I am the only child of my parents. They love me very much. And most of my life, they had a correct way to teach me. And I have grandparents. When I was young, four of them taught me to do housework. They said that I would be a good girl if I listened to them. And I always listened to them, contained other things, which might be wrong now. This winter vocation I went home. I found that they had many wrong conceptions. So I think that if I was as clever as now when I was young, maybe our family would be a good family. But when I think about the development of our society, my parents and grandparents did a good job already. So I regret a little that I love them not so much. And sometimes I quarreled with them. I should talk to them, right? That is to be a good daughter and granddaughter. Their thought may not catch up with the society. So it’s necessary to us to tell them the right or advanced thing.
Women’s reputation is higher and higher. It is quite different now. Men become good husbands who always listen to their wives. Maybe we must make this situation fairer. Two persons must respect each other, and then life will be better. My parents quarreled in winter vocation. It was a small thing. I don’t know why they quarreled. It seems that if you think more highly of another, you will have more words to say.
Tess is an excellent and outstanding woman. I am in sympathy with her and even admire her qualities and characters. She is a beautiful and noble resistance, but Tess is in the early development of the capitalist era, interwoven with various social contradictions, so simply relying on her own power can not get rid of the tragic fate. I love and take pity on Tess. Although Tess is dead, but her image has been retained in every reader's heart forever.
??Girls should be hard working, faithful, loyal, intelligent, and virtuous and the most important thing was she must be a maiden! If her husband was the first man who touched her then she was a good girl, a good wife no matter how she thought. If she wasn’t, then she would gain a very bad reputation and nobody would dare to go near her. What about men? People did not care whether he was an experienced man or not, nor did they care about his character. They thought man equals power and power equals rights.
Now let’s not be so bitter. Nowadays women’s situations have become much better. Some are because of the change of society and some are because of civilization. Just let those poor painful women like TESS be just a memory.