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Comparing the depiction of women in literature. The two pieces I am comparing are, Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet and Hardys novella, The Withered Arm
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Rhoda, Gertrude, Nurse, Lady Cap, Juliet.
At the mercy of men.
Jack Wilson 12z
I am going to be comparing two pieces of literature. Both of the pieces have their similarities but at a glance they would not seem that similar. One is a play written in 1600`s and the other is a novella written in 1880`s. The two pieces are of very different genre, one is a play written for the stage and the other is a novella written in episodic chapters. I am going to be paying special attention to the women in each piece, not just the women but how they react and respond towards men. One of the pieces is set in "Fair Verona" and the other is set in "Rural England". The two pieces I am comparing are, Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" and Hardy's novella, "The Withered Arm"
Rhoda is a milkmaid and is the first character we meet in the story. At the start of the story Rhoda starts to appear that she is poor, hardworking and is trying to earn a living, "Shows marks of the lady on her, as I expect she do". This
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