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Younger May-Day Dancers

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Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
The following excerpt is from a novel set in England in the late 19th century.

Hardy, Thomas. Tess of the D'Urbervilles : A Pure Woman. New York: Harper & Bros., 1892. HathiTrust Digital Library. Web. 23 Mar. 2016.

The author might agree that which of the following is the most accurate characterization of the younger May-Day dancers?

A

There is some physical beauty to be found in each of them but they are self-conscious about being the center of attention.

B

Some of them are stunningly beautiful while others are homely and unattractive.

C

All of the young women will make excellent wives and mothers.

D

Many of them are quite short-sighted with no passions, dreams, or ambitions in life.