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Comparing the relationships between men and women before and after 1900 using two short stories - Tony Kytes the Arch Deceiver and Tickets, Please

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Comparing the relationships between men and women before and after 1900 using two short stories For my essay I have decided to compare the two short stories, "Tony Kytes the arch-deceiver" and "Tickets Please". "Tony Kytes" was written by Thomas hardy in 1894. Thomas Hardy was born in 1840 in Dorset, and this is where the story is set. Thomas Hardy died in 1928 when he was 88 years of age. Some of Thomas hardy most famous novels include: "Far from the mudding crowd" - 1874 "Tess of the D'urbevlles" - 1891 Thomas Hardy is a lot more famous now that he is dead. When he was younger he studied to become an architect. D.H. Lawrance wrote "Tickets Please" in 1923 but the book is set in World War One, he chose this time to set his story because as he wanted a time of social upset. World War One was a time of social upset, women were behaving in a way that they had never done before. D.H. Lawrance studied to become a teacher but he didn't like it and he became a writer. He was born in 1885 in Nottinghamshire and died in 1930 while living Vence, France. Some of his famous novels are: "The Rainbow" - 1915 "Lady Chatterly's Lover" - 1928 I am now going to assess in great detail the differences in the relationships between men and women before and after 1900. ...read more.

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Here is a quote from "Tickets Please" that shows that John Thomas just went from one woman to the other: "he hated intelligent interest". This shows that John Thomas was not with the women so that he could marry them or stay with them forever he just wanted to remain a 'nocturnal presence' and just have a bit of fun. So the men in the two stories did have their similarities and they had their differences. I will now examine the similarities between the women in the two stories. The similarities are that they all like the male character from the story. They all want a relationship as well and to settle down. That is one thing that has not changed from before 1900 to after it. Women's roles changed dramatically during world war one so there are more differences than similarities for the women. The women in "Tickets Please" are a lot more independent than in "Tony Kytes". Women in world war one were earning there own money and needed not to marry so they could move out and live on there own. In "Tony Kytes" The women at that time did whatever there closet male relative told them to (dad or husband etc). The women in "Tony Kytes" were therefore desperate for a husband. They wanted to marry so they could move out and live with somebody else. ...read more.

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This is governed by the time the story was set in because it was world war one and women's roles had changed and they had started to take charge a bit. In "Tony Kytes" the women's actions are governed by the time it was set in, because Hannah only refuses Tony because her dad was there. Unity would have accepted if her asked her again and that is why she looked back. Molly accepts even tough Tony has just asked two other women right in front of her. I prefer the "Tony Kytes" story and this is because it gives a bit of suspense all the way though the story and you never now when everything is going to go wrong and he is going to be found out. Both stories are good but I prefer "Tony Kytes the arched-deceiver". I have come to the conclusion that centuries start and finish, people come and go and war start and they are finished, but men and women's relationships and attitudes towards relationships stay the stay the same. In both books the women want to find a man to settle down with and the men want more than one woman and they think as long as they are honest they can get away with it and everything is ok. So over the change of the century everything else has changed apart from men and women's relationships and their attitudes towards them. ?? ?? ?? ?? Sam Glenister-Batey ...read more.

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