Tess of the D'Urbervilles

4, What sort of wife does a farmer need? (Angel)

1, Ought Angel to marry Tess?

2, What would Angel's mother and brothers say, if he married her/

3, What would Angel himself say two years after the wedding?

4, What sort of wife does a farmer need? (Angel)

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Angel feels that a farmer's wife needs to work from dusk till dawn. She needs to milk the cows, tend the home and do all those hardy chores a woman needs to do on the farm. Tess, of course fits the bill. The Clares have long hoped that Angel would marry Mercy Chant, a pious schoolmistress, but Angel argues that a wife who knows farm life would be a more practical.