Tess knew that she must face this, even if it is difficult.
B.) Hope is often found after tragedy.
When a mother loses her child, she's frantic. A scene is frantic if there's lots of action with little order;
Frantic is a word that means "wild or distraught with fear, anxiety, or other emotion". That fits well into the 2 definitions you're given in the text.
A subject and verb agreement