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“Tony Kytes the Arch Deceiver” by Thomas Hardy “Tickets Please” by D.H. Lawrance

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DANNY SMITH 10.1 "Tony Kytes the Arch Deceiver" by Thomas Hardy "Tickets Please" by D.H. Lawrance HOW DO THE TWO STORIES EXPLAIN RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN AND HOW DO THEY RELATE TO THE TIME IN WHICH THEY ARE WRITTEN. DO THEY HAVE REVELANCE TO THE MODERN READER? In this essay I am going to be looking at the comparisons and differences between the two listed texts. I will refer to "Tony Kytes the Arch Deceiver" as TK, and I will refer to "Tickets Please" as TP. Each of these stories have a similar plot but each has its own twists. I will try to explain those in the essay. The way I am going to structure this essay is by first writing about TK, then I will look at TP and say all the things that are different and similar between them. Tony Kytes the Arch Deceiver Thomas Hardy wrote TK in 1894, but it was set in the past when he wrote it. The story is set in a rural area, probably in Dorset in the West Country. It is told in a light-hearted and easy manner by a 'Carrier'. The Carrier is someone who is viewing the events as they happen and is narrating the story. ...read more.

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So very serious looking and unsmiling..." So Tony wasn't the most good looking of men but still received a lot of attention from women and according to the narrator 'He was quite the women's favourite'. Tickets Please I will now bring into the essay the story of TP by D.H Lawrance. I am going to look at the main features of it and then describe the similarities and differences it has to TK. TP starts with a very long sentence, possibly to get the story starting like a train, as most of the story is set on trains. TP is set in a small town where people tend to know each other but not necessarily get along. D.H Lawrance is good at describing people's appearance and their expressions hint toward the characters personalities and the way they deal with relationships. The main character in this story is John Thomas, who unluckily has the same name as a nickname for a mans genitals. Maybe this is a reference towards his inability to hold down a stable relationship, he only uses women to go to bed with them. This is quite a difference to Tony Kytes, who seems to be able to handle commitment and is in a long-term relationship with Milly. ...read more.

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How these Stories relate to the Modern Reader Both of these stories show aspects that relate to the modern reader in a big way and others that are completely oblivious to the modern reader. For example, there are still men that go around just looking for women to sleep with, this is a bit like John Thomas. He doesn't want to make a commitment to a woman he just wants to use them for sex. And I think that asking your father who you should marry is something that wouldn't relate to the modern reader at all. Tony Kytes asks his father who he thinks he should marry, nowadays I think it would be very rare for a son to ask his father for advice on who he should marry. Conclusion Out of these two stories I prefer Tony Kytes the Arch Deceiver. I prefer it because I like light hearted and humorous stories more than I do serious stories. But I do like the way in which D.H Lawrance describes the characters and the setting in Tickets Please. I think that D.H Lawrance feels threatened by the increasing power of women at the time he wrote this story, and concludes by letting neither the men or women in his story having power over each other. ...read more.

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