Tess of the d’Urbervilles – Quick Planning

Turning Point – Theme of fate

  • Parson Tringham – Heritage
  • The rape – “It was to be”
  • The letter – “blighted star”
  • The hives/ death of Prince – red symbolism
  • Pheasants – shows Tess’s death
  • Stone Henge – Altar

Tragic character – Theme Sexism

  • Tess’s parents – they see Tess as a route out of poverty
  • Alec’s seduction – strawberries and the roses
  • Angel’s idealism – Artemis/ Demeter
  • Angel’s hypocrisy – Same crime
  • Flintcombe Ash – All the women are desperate for work