She was never meant to go through all this misery. But it seems nature was adamant in performing her task. Her forceful act of mating. No matter how cruel it looks like. She went down the road set by nature only to find, dead end, dead end for everything she wanted. A happy, rich, healthy and love filled life.
Infact it is clear, narrator wants to show this gruesome fact that nature is ruthless when it comes to taking revenge.
Hetty Sorrel, leading female character, in Adam Bede - the famous Novel of George Elliot.