Mrs.d’Urberville and her son don’t have a good relationship, she resents him and is bitterly fond of him. My opinion of Alec has changed from what I originally thought of him. He helped Tess’s family and even helped her.The story became very romantic, Tess becomes cold and Alec gives her the coat from his back. I believe Alec will begin to win Tess over. CHAPTER 11:
Will the events of the night lead to Tess falling in love with Alec?SUMMARY:On the ride back to Trantridge, Alec doesn’t take the right path so they get lost. Tess falls asleep but wakes up after Alec puts an arm around her tokeep her from falling. She wants to get off and walk back, due to the fog Alec decides they will stop and ask for directions. He leaves Tess and comes back to find her asleep.CHAPTER 12:What is the meaning if the kiss?If they were to get married would it really help Tess and her family?SUMMARY:It’s a Sunday, Tess is carrying a heavy basket. Alec gives her a ride but she gets off, while she walks she finds a painter who likes to paint odd quotes in red paint on random walls. Tess goes back home where her mother says she’s being selfish for not marrying Alec. CHAPTER 13:SUMMARY:Tess becomes the talk of the town, friends come over for tea. People have chants, she can no longer go to mass. She spends most of her time inher room, and goes to the woods when it becomesdark.Alec has a softer side to him, and seems to actually care about what Tess is feeling.The kiss had received a strong reaction from Tess,now she only stands there and turns her head for Alec to kiss her.The man with the paint believed he was doing God’s work, by putting those words wherever anyone could see them. Joan doesn’t appreciate that Tess has left home to help her family, and she asks more from her and guilts her for not marrying Alec. She’s not grateful at all, but asks for more. Tess doesn’t enjoy her home anymore. As everyone's attention seems to be on her. However Joan seemed quite orud when the girls thought Alec had bought Tess a dress.CHAPTER 14:
SUMMARY:Tess works in some sort of mill with other women and some men. She’s out of place there. There is a woman with a baby, a baby is dying. Tess baptizes the baby before it dies to save it in the after life. The father of the church doesn’t want to give the baby a Christian burial. They bury the baby and Tess makes a cross. CHAPTER 15:SUMMARY:Tess spends the winter at home. She feels as if she isn’t working hard enough, and about important days. One of them being her death and how she would have accomplished little.CHAPTER 16:What importance does it have that Tess has left home again?