Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Discuss Angel's relationship with his family.

Tess of the d'Urbervilles Novel by Thomas Hardy

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Angel really seems to care about what his family thinks. He seeks to gain approval from his father before marrying Tess. Angel and his father debate the merits of Mercy and Tess and Angel points out, "Is she of a family such as you would care to marry into — a lady, in short?