Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

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Phase the Fourth: The Consequence, Chapters 30–34: Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1. What is Angel’s true attitude toward the decline of renowned families?

2. What is the only modern encroachment upon the pastoral area around Talbothays?

3. Why is Angel cheered by Tess’s revelation that she is a D’Urberville?

4. What premarital advice does Joan give Tess?

5. Does Angel allow news of the marriage to be publicized?

6. Why is Angel forced to punch the man from Trantridge?

7. Do any of Angel’s or Tess’s close relatives attend the wedding?

8. What is Tess’s mood after the ceremony?

9. How do Marian, Izz, and Retty behave after the ceremony?

10. Where do Angel and Tess go for their honeymoon?

1. Angel does not believe that noble blood equals individual virtue, but his emotions are stirred by the story of a family come down in the world.

2. A railway line is the only modern intrusion upon the area around Talbothays.

3. He feels that “society is slightly snobbish,” and Angel believes Tess’s aristocratic...

(The entire section is 321 words.)