After a few months of working for the D’Urbervilles, Alec takes Tess for a ride in the woods known as The Chase. In class yesterday, I realized I completely missed something. While they were in the woods, Alec raped Tess. So, I spoke up:
Am I missing pages?
Professor Cadwallader later explained that no, it was just written about in a Victorian way, and I wouldn’t be able to miss references to it later. And I didn’t.