Tess.6 - (1)How does Tess's conflict with Car lead her into...

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(1)How does Tess's conflict with Car lead her into Alec's trap? During a weekend visit to Chaseborough, Tess travels with several other girls. Among these girls are Car and Nancy Darch, nicknamed the Queen of Spades and the Queen of Diamonds. Car carries a wicker basket with groceries on her head, and finds that a stream of treacle drips from this basket down her back. While all of the girls laugh at Car, she only notices that Tess is laughing and confronts her. Car appears ready to fight Tess when Alec d'Urberville arrives and takes her away. As Alec whisks Tess off, Car's mother remarks that Tess has "gotten out of the frying pan and into the fire." On the journey home, Alec asks Tess why she dislikes when he kisses her, and she replies that she does not love him and in fact is sometimes angered by him. When Tess learns that Alec has prolonged the ride home, she decides to walk home herself. Alec asks her to wait while he ascertains their precise location, and returns to find Tess, who has fallen asleep. Alec has sex with Tess. (2)What is the significance of the dark woods known as "The Chase?" Contrast this forest with that in "The Scarlet Letter." The significance of the dark woods know as “The Chase” in Tess of The D’Ubervilles is quite similar to that of the Scarlet Letter. In the Scarlet the woods represents a secrecy amongst which the two sinners Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale meet. It is also known as the forest of the Black man referring to Satan and his evil ways. In the woods Tess has left behind Alec and decides to walk home alone however she ends up falling asleep in the woods. As Alec comes searching for her he finds that Tess is asleep in the woods and this is where an evil takes over him and he has sex with Tess. (3)Describe the writing of the "text painter." What do they mean within the context of the opening of Phase the Second After a few weeks of confused dalliance with Alec, Tess realizes she feels no love for him, and decides to flee from the d’Urberville mansion to her home during the early morning hours. Alec discovers her on the road, questions her early departure, and tries to convince her to return with him. When she refuses, he offers to drive her the rest of the way home, but she refuses even this offer. Alec tells Tess to let him know should she ever need help. Tess continues on her way home, randomly passing by a sign painter who is busy painting Bible passages onto random walls and gates throughout the countryside. He interrupts his conversation with Tess to paint a sign, which says “THY DAMNATION SLUMBERETH NOT.” These words resound in Tess’s mind, and she
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asks the painter if he believes the words he paints. He answers affirmatively. She tries to ask him
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