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Alec and Angel both represent different figures in society they are both from a fairly respectable and high class but they symbolise different aspects of high society Alec is the evil side of society he doesnt care for anyone elses well being not even his own mothers he seduces Tess not because he loved her but because of his own need He doesnt even apologize for it until he reforms when he has a calling from God He is described in great detail his lips are described as badly moulded even though they are red and smooth This tells us that even though his rich lifestyle can keep him looking well his natural features arent handsome When Tesss innocence and goodness meets him they do not connect at all Alecs place in society enables him to get what he wants but when he cant get Tess through his feigned charm he uses force instead When evil and innocence clash it only produces harm The place in which Alec lives in Trantridge is a mirror of Alec The house though expected to be old by Tess is almost brand new Alec in a sense is new too at least to the name dUrberville because his now dead father bought the name to cover up his past The house doesnt blend in with the surrounding area a rich red colour that formed such a contrast with the evergreens of the lodge The house is unnatural to the country side along with its gardens and greenhouses A greenhouse take plants that are out of season and makes them grow inside Alec does not belong in the country side either he is a man of industry and modern things The only completely pure and natural piece of land near Alecs estate is the forest one of the few remaining woodlands of England of undoubted primeval date But even this land is outside the boundaries of the modern estate The
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