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Tess is faced with many different levels of happiness from pure joy to absolute unhappiness As she moves from location to location the settings of these places portray Tesss joy From her pure happiness at Talbothays Dairy to the turning point of Tesss joy at the old DUrberville house to her most unforgiving stay at Flintcomb-Ash to her final feelings of content before her death at Bramshurst Court The reader sees atmospheric changes that diminish then climb back up Hardy thoroughly demonstrates through his descriptions of her surroundings how Tess will feel while stationed in each place After Tesss life has been torn apart by Alec DUrberville she needs to seek refuge By leaving her home town of Marlott she is able to start her life over She escapes to the happy atmosphere of Talbothays Dairy As Tess crosses over the ridge of the hill it seems as though she is switching worlds The land is described as being as limitless as Tesss joy The area is plush and beautiful and here Tess is able to relax and be free of her past Talbothays Dairy is glowing with joy and this warmth finds its way to Tess Tess is able to feel happy again and as if she really had laid a new foundation for her future This happy feeling continues throughout Tesss stay as she remeets Angel and falls in love After their marriage Tess and Angel go to live in an old DUrberville house near Wellbridge Mill As they are leaving Talbothays Dairy they hear a cock crow The crowd immediately thinks of the old wifes tale of an afternoon cock meaning bad luck While they try to dismiss it saying that its ridiculous it sets the backdrop for what is to come The mood and setting upon their arrival to the DUrberville house are ominous continuing the cocks effect Tess is depressed by the house especially when
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