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Comparative Essay on Tony Kytes 'The Arch Deceiver' and 'Tickets Please', What do the authors show us about the relationship between men and women?

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31st July 2002 Comparative Essay English and English Literature Tony Kytes 'The Arch Deceiver' and 'Tickets Please' What do the authors show us about the relationship between men and women? Tony Kytes is a serious-looking and handsome young man. He is very popular with the local girls and enjoys flirting with them. Tony gets engaged to Milly Richards. One day he is driving back to Longpuddle from market when a girl who used to be his sweetheart, Unity Sallet, stops him for a lift. As they travel on, Unity tries to persuade Tony that she would be a better wife than Milly. They see Milly up ahead and Tony persuades Unity to hide under a sheet in the back. Milly Richards who had been waiting for Tony climbs aboard the wagon. Soon he sees one of his very first girlfriends, Hannah Jolliver, looking out of the window. Tony persuades Milly to hide under some sacks at the front of the wagon saying that he does not want any trouble from Hannah if she sees them together. Hannah, like Milly, asks Tony to drive her home to Longpuddle. He tries to get out of it, but Hannah insists. Hannah joins Tony on the driving seat. Tony now has three female passengers on board his wagon. Unity Sallet, Milly Richards and Hannah Jolliver. Tony and Hannah enjoy riding together. ...read more.

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she says "N-no, not exactly." Tony says. Tony says this because he is just starting to realise how much more attractive Hannah is than the other two girls are. This the character that Tony is he tell the girls that they are the one that he wants when the others can't hear as he sees the things that he likes out of them when he is with a certain girl. Tony doesn't take any notice of what his father told him to do "Then stick to Milly" and did the total opposite. This show that Tony is rebellious to what his father says and that he doesn't take any notice of what his said. He ended up marrying Milly because the others rejected him. Thomas Hardy doesn't use "Modern English" he uses dialect from the area of Wessex he uses such phrases as "Loved 'em in shoals" which means that he flirts outrageously. Hardy uses other words and phrases that are not used in the "Modern English" Language such "Nunny-watch" witch was an old way of saying mix-up or knicker-twist. The difference between the language that Hardy uses and the language that is used in writing today is that his language is that they sometimes speak sentences in different orders to the way that we would or they use words that can have the same meaning but are just not spoken today fro example "my coming wife" we would not say that today we would use the words 'my wife to be' or 'my future wife'. ...read more.

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There is also a difference in the language used in the two stories. The first story, Tony Kytes, uses the dialect of Wessex. The second story, 'Tickets Please', uses a language that is closer to modern English so there fore is easier for us to relate to. For example this is a passage taken from Tony Kytes "kick up a bit of a miff" this would not be recognised as modern English and would not have been in war time England when 'Tickets Please' is set. A lot of the story in Tony Kytes is talking and so a lot of the phrases are wrote down. In 'Tickets Please' there is not that much difference from the language that we speak today. They do use words like "tha" which mean you is the only real changes in the language from Modern English. The story that I preferred was Tony Kytes, as I liked the humour that Hardy added. I think that the language that they use was very difficult in places but the section at the bottom of the page cleared that up for me. I like the way that the story built up to a climax all the way and in the building up ore people became involved. I think that 'Tickets Please' was a good story but was very much related around two characters and so not that much to pad out into a fuller story. Thomas Henesey 11.O ...read more.

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