The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Tess of the d'Urbervilles, A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy:|
is not much in your parts, and thin Sour Stuff what
there is. So no more at present, and with kind love to
your Young Man.---From your affectte. Mother.
"O mother, mother!" murmured Tess.
She was recognizing how light was the touch of events
the most oppressive upon Mrs Durbeyfield's elastic
spirit. Her mother did not see life as Tess saw it.
That haunting episode of bygone days was to her mother
but a passing accident. But perhaps her mother was
right as to the course to be followed, whatever she
Tess of the d'Urbervilles, A Pure Woman