Tess of the d'Urbervilles Novel by Thomas Hardy
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Consider the forest's name, "the Chase". This suggests a Biblical allusion to Eve being chased out of the Garden of Eden for impurity. This original sin is seen in the seduction of Tess in the forest by Alec. This is more a sexual assault than a seduction but, given the times, Tess is the one at blame.