Anitgone and tess of the d'urbervilles comparison Essay Words 3 Pages on destinyIn the play Antigone, Antigones demise is destined by the Gods of ancient Greece.
Although society and the church have abandoned Tess, she is still able to preserve some her pride and optimism The happiest days of Tess's life were spent on a dairy farm called Talbothay's.
Back then, men married down to lower classes if the women was beautiful because it would make the man look good. This is not to say that the dairy is without modern machinery; it has modern butter churns, powered by hand and horsepower, but nothing like the steam threshing machine.
Setting 4 — Stone Henge A pagan temple, this is apt for a protagonist who struggled to accept the Christian god. When her baby, baptized Sorrow dies, the town Vicar refuses to give her illegitimate child a proper burial for liturgical reasons.
Marian, formerly of Talbothays, has come to Flintcomb for work and calls the new farm "a starve-acre place. The workers have lost their identity and their ability to communicate when the machine is working at full tilt. Tess, already upset and confused about losing Angel, goes to work here, which deepens her sadness, and maybe anger towards him.
She could hear the rustling of the branches as he ascended the adjoining slope, till his movements were no louder than the hopping of a bird, and finally died away.
Furthermore, the Vicar says that he would have been happy to if the matter was between them only. Nature, as a part of the setting, is an essential element in understanding the novel.
Tess feels out of place in her world and the setting magnifies this feeling of alienation.