when they heard about Tess, they still respect his decision and accept her. His parents also respect his decision to go to Brazil, and they do not force him to do something that he does not want to. However, his relationship with his brothers is not pleasant, and he portrays that they do not care about each other. Angel values family and marriage, from observing his parents and howmarriage is a blessing. He also values a girl who is different from normal “ladies”, Tess. Lastly, he also does not like disrespect to his family and dishonesty, because he does not accept Tess andher past.
6.Discuss Angel's time in Brazil. Why does he go there? What effect does the experience have on him? What does he learn during this time?Angel has a hard time in Brazil. He decides to go there abruptly after he breaks up with Tess. He leaves to Brazil to farm, and to find a different life. He stays in Brazil for a year, and he gets severely sick. Later, he is described as a person who is about to die, which shows how miserable he looks. However, the experience that was full of hardship softens his heart towards Tess. He abandons the idea of farming in Brazil and goes back to his family and also to find Tess. In Brazil, a man tells Angel that he did wrong by leaving Tess, and Angel feels a strong sense of regret. When Angel finds Tess he says, “I did not think rightly of you – I did not see you as you were!” (p. 378) which means that he has learned that he was harsh towards her.7.Compare and contrast Alex and Angel especially regarding their relationship with Tess and its effects on her.Alex and Angel come from a different background and they have a completely different personality. They both come from a wealthy family and they both fall in love with Tess. However, Tess falls in love with Angel, and does not like Alex even until the very end. Alex has a strong, controlling personality and he treats Tess with no respect. He offends Tess with his words several times in the book, and does things that she does not desire. Those words and actions completely turn Tess away from him, and she does not feel attracted to him at all. Angel has a softer personality, and treats Tess with respect. He is attracted by her beauty that seems uncommonly virginal and pure. Tess likes the fact that Angel is well-educated and that they can have a conversation. She learns to trust him and respects the things that he says, believing that everything he says is correct.8.Supply evidence that both Angel and Tess idealized each other. Why is that dangerous? What problems between them were a direct result of their idealization of each other?Angel and Tess idealized each other because they had hopes about each other that were unrealistic. Angel believed that Tess was an extremely pure girl, who is so unique and different form other girls. Hardy describes, “Tess was the merest stray phenomenon to Angel Clare as yet – a rosy warming appartion, which had only just acquired the attribute of persistence in his consciousness” (p. 129). Tess thought of Angel as a perfect person whom she did not deserve.