Tess of the d'Urbervilles Chapter 25
Angel, seeing that he has frightened Tess and himself with his outburst of affection, decides to avoid her for a while and sort out his feelings. He thinks she is the right sort of wife for him because she knows about farming and is willing and able to help out. But before he makes a firm decision, he decides to talk to his parents about it, so he heads home to Emminister. At home he finds that he is even a greater stranger to his family now that he is accustomed to farm life and he finds his family stagnant in their thoughts and habits, which bothers him greatly.