It is thrown at us in many different ways often as society. Tringham tells his him however that this heritage comes from such a long period of time ago that it is worthless. We can see how differently men and women were treated.
Thus, Tess represents the changing ideas of social class in Victorian England. Tess of the D'Urbervilles and Her Failure to Find the Real Meaning of Life When wilt thou awake, O Mother, wake and see As one who, held in trance, has laboured long By vacant rote and prepossession strong The coils that thou hast wrought unwittingly; Wherein have place, unrealized by thee, Fair growths, foul cankers, right enmeshed with wrong, However, she is purity, fortitude, woman and suffering personified.
Thomas Hardy portrays chance and coincidence as having very significant roles in "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" continuously She prepares for this by wishing Angel to marry her sister and therefore preserve her legacy in both of their minds.
The first phase of the book is called The Maiden.