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Tess of the D’Urbervilles Throughout the novel, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Hardy focuses on the life of Tess Durbeyfield. Starting out as a young, innocent girl, Tess matures throughout the book to become a powerful woman who was capable of thinking for herself. Furthermore, she was also intelligent enough to realize her importance as an individual. At the beginning of the novel, Tess was portrayed as a young girl with too much responsibility …

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…D’Urbervilles, Tess was forced to acclimate herself to new situations and ideas. This subsequently led to a maturation of Tess. Her beliefs changed in the way that she viewed Alec, religon, and both of her parents. This was an obvious sign of change. Her feelings also matured because she was able to overcome what she first thought of Alec: enough so that she was able to refuse up to his following proposals of marriage.