Tess.2 - (1 How do the Durbeyfield family's economic...

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(1) How do the Durbeyfield family's economic circumstances take a turn for the worse? How does John Durbeyfield's death impact their economic situation? On the way home, Tess’s sister tells her that their father has died, which means that Tess’s family will lose their house. John Durbeyfield was the last person guaranteed a place in the terms of the lease, and the tenant farmer who owns the house wants to use it for his own workers. (2)Explain the legend of the D'Urberville coach? Tess prepares to move her family to a set of rooms in Kingsbere. Alec arrives and tells Tess the legend of the ghostly d’Urberville Coach—the message of which is that the sound of an invisible coach is a bad omen. Alec tries to persuade Tess to move her family to his family’s garden home, allow him to send her brothers and sisters to school, and have Tess’s mother tend the fowls. Tess is again sorely tempted, but she once more declines Alec’s offer, and he rides away. As he leaves,
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  • Spring '13
  • KellyHesseltine
  • Tell, Casablanca, Supernatural, Tess

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