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“Tony Kytes the Arch Deceiver” and “the Seduction”.

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I have been asked to look at "Tony Kytes the Arch Deceiver" and "the Seduction". "Tony Kytes the Arch Deceiver" is a short story and was written Thomas Hardy. It is set in the 1890's in the Victorian era. The poem "The Seduction" was written by Eileen McAuley and set in the 1980's in Birkenhead. Thomas Hardy's story and Eileen McAuley's poem are similar in theme because of both texts are about 'love' and 'romance.' I will explore these themes and the historical and social elements of the two texts. My aims for the essay are to explore the difference between the female characters and the love and romance in "Tony Kytes the Arch Deceiver" and "The Seduction". In the story by Thomas Hardy, Tony Kytes seems to love all three female characters but cannot make his mind up about which to marry. He was a favourite of lots of women and the author tells us that Tony said he "loved them in shoals", which means that he loves all of them a lot. ...read more.

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The song Tony sings is supposed to be 'scandalous' but today things like petticoats and breeches would not be the sort of thing that people would be shocked about. Women seemed to like him because of this. Also Tony's father says, ...'t'would have been quite proper...' This shows that it wasn't the right thing to do to be talking with another woman when you were engaged to someone else. Now I will talk about love and romance in "The Seduction". The poem, "The Seduction" is about how love can be expressed differently by different people. The girl believes the experience is love but the man uses it as an excuse to use her. You can tell its love from her point of view because of the things she says. He was making her vulnerable by giving her more alcohol. " As he bought her more drinks, so she fell in love". The girl was wearing "high shoes". ...read more.

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even though he doesn't follow the advice. This shows that he doesn't really know or care which of the women he will marry. In "The Seduction" the male character is only there for a short-term relationship. He says "little slag" and shows that he does not think very much of her. The male character used her by getting her so that she wouldn't know what she was doing, "He handed her the vodka" to get her drunk and vulnerable. You could tell the female character was inexperienced when taking the vodka. She "knocked it back like water" because she doesn't know how strong it is. The similarities between the female characters in both texts are that they both fall under the influence of men. They both make foolish decisions and are deceived. They are also desperate and gullible. The female characters try to please the male characters by doing whatever they want. The female characters are similar in both texts because they want true love and think they are getting it. ...read more.

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