Anvilicious: Hardy uses every single piece of symbolism he can to associate Tess with purity, and the omniscient narrator also interjects fairly frequently to reinforce the point. Justified in that it would have taken a lot to convince conservative Victorian readers that a woman who was raped was innocent, although to modern readers who (in most cases) are more likely to be sympathetic towards Tess anyway it can feel like overkill.
Pretty much everything connected to religion in the novel is Hardy railing against religious dogmatism.
Draco in Leather Pants: Alec in the 2008 BBC version. He's way more sympathetic than in the book or the other films, complete with a clear Freudian Excuse (and lacking a creepy moustache, too). Hans Matheson's Evil Is Sexy portrayal doesn't help either.
It's All About Me: Particurly at Tess's confession, Angel spends time feeling sorry for himself for accidentally choosing an impure woman as his wife rather than actually giving Tess the comfort she deserves.