Tess of the D'Urbervilles

1-What is the significance of calling the novel Tess of the D’Urbervilles when its protagonist is in fact Tess Durbeyfield? 2-What pleasant village May Day custom is described? What seems to be the symbolism associated with the event? 3-Why does the nar

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The change in Tess' name is ironic to say the least. D’Urberville is an aristocratic name, and Tess is anything but aristocratic. She's nothing more than a country girl..... a working girl at that.

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