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Compare the female characters in 'Tony Kytes the Arch Deceiver' and 'Tickets Please'.

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Compare the female characters in 'Tony Kytes the Arch Deceiver' and 'Tickets Please'. I have been comparing and contrasting the female characters in 'Tony Kytes the Arch Deceiver' by Thomas Hardy, with 'Tickets Please' by D.H. Lawrence. They both deal with women being deceived. These stories are similar because they have dominant male characters (protagonists) and multiple female characters. They also have been told in the third person narrative. The men in both stories have unique charm and they are sexual predators The main differences between these stories are the women in 'Tickets Please' are united but the women in 'Tony Kytes the Arch Deceiver' they are against each other. Further more John Thomas in 'Tickets Please' has no sense of commitment, but Tony Kytes in 'Tony Kytes the Arch Deceiver' he is looking for the 'perfect wife'. 'Tickets Please' was written during the First World War. At this time women were more independent. This was shown by when the men went out to war and the women were left behind to do the jobs this gives women more control and were less controlled by men. ...read more.

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are against each other, because they are willing to show no respect for one another, but they are willing to show it to a man who is scum. These women are subservient and can get easily manipulated by Tony Kytes. Women in 'Tickets Please' are more united when they have had enough of John Thomas. They decide to get a final answer out of him about who he wants to be with. Women during the war were early feminists because they have more control over men and there roles. They do not get bossed about by men as much. 'Nay, you've got to make your pick' said Muriel. This tells me that the women are fed up of the way that John Thomas is treating them. The women are fearless. The women know that John Thomas is a sexual predator and they want that to change. So the women pounce on John Thomas and force him to choose against his liberation. Tony Kytes is a visual person. He is 'out of mind, out of sight' approach to women instead of 'absence makes the heart grow fonder'. ...read more.

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Some words used to describe the women in 'Tony Kytes the Arch Deceiver' are vulnerable, exposed, susceptible, inferior and subordinate. This is because the women are not amalgamated, they are against each other. They do not realize that this man is not worth them hassling over or there time. Some words used to describe Annie in 'Tickets Please' are bossy, independent, firm and has her own prerogative. This tells me that Annie doesn't let anyone take advantage of her or use her. Also she has her own life and even though John Thomas chooses her she doesn't really need a man in her life. In conclusion both stories were written by men so this has an influence on how they men came off, because they could be favoring the men or against them. I think that 'Tickets please' was the better of the two because I liked Annie. This is because she is more independent. She also doesn't take anything from anyone; she sees the glass half full and is not pessimistic. She doesn't see things through rose colored glasses. Annie has two sides, a bossy and dominates side and a sun and loveable side. She has the strength to carry on no matter what happens and I respect her for this. ?? ?? ?? ?? Louise Windust 1 ...read more.

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