Day 7

Tess of the D'Urbervilles Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Are 'Liza-Lu and Angel are going to get married? Will they be happy together?

    Angel and 'Liza-Lu are holding hands in the last chapter, which would strongly imply that they intend to fulfill Tess's posthumous wish that they marry. But it is hard to predict whether or not they would be happy together. 'Liza-Lu only speaks a few times in the novel, mostly delivering news to Tess. It probably would not be easy to be married to a man who was pining over your dead sister, but perhaps Tess is right in predicting that they would get along. Certainly, it will lead to a more comfortable life that 'Liza-Lu would have otherwise expected.

  2. 2

    Why does Tess finally kill Alec?

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