Tess of the D'Urbervilles

The symbolism and allusion of 'the names of Angel, Clare, and Mercy Chant'.

Tess of the d'Urbervilles Novel by Thomas Hardy

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Angel is self-evident. Is he an angelic man who has come to save Tess? Clare and his wife intend Mercy from Emminster to marry Angel. Other than the religious allusions, I'm not sure of anything else.