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Examine several pre 1914 short stories and comment upon how the authors deal with the subject of relationship between men and women? comment on about relationship will be 'Tony Kytes', 'Seeing a Beauty Queen Home' and 'News of the Engagement.'

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Prose Study Examine several pre 1914 short stories and comment upon how the authors deal with the subject of relationship between men and women? For this prose study I will examine 3 short pre 1914 stories, the stories I will comment on about relationship will be 'Tony Kytes', 'Seeing a Beauty Queen Home' and 'News of the Engagement.' I will first start with Tony Kytes. In the story 'Tony Kytes', the relationship is very dramatic and confusing, as Tony does not know what girl he wants to be with. He has many life partners that consider him as loyal boyfriend and soon to be a husband. The author seems to describe Tony Kytes as a popular young man who is very passionate with girls, and can get their attention when ever, where ever. But Tony has a weakness, which is having to handle the girls that are attracted to him. He has no sense of controlling them after the incident in the wagon. In the story there are 3 girls that Tony seems to play on, the young ladies names are Milly, Unity and Hannah. The strongest and most passionate relationship Tony has is with Milly as she adores him more then anything and wants to be his wife, in those days that's what young women wanted, to become a loyal wife and a loving mother. Unity and Hannah also wanted to be his wife but at the end of the story they disagree with decision. ...read more.


He was dumped by the other females because of the accident and what he had done to them, acting sneaky. It shows that Milly and Tony were meant to be together as it was shown my destiny "Well Milly, it do seem as if fate had ordained that it should be you and I, or nobody." When he says nobody it seems that he won't accept anyone else if he is rejected by Milly as he may not get another girl in his life again. Overall the author shows women to be a little weak and easily led by a little flattery or a compliment, seeking only a husband, family and happy ever after life. The author shows the man being able to pick and chose his women according to his mood and not have much sensitivity, choosing the women who he is left with. The story 'Seeing a Beauty Queen' is similar to Tony Kytes in the world of romance and girls. There is a great difference between how the girls are treated and how the boy is treated in both stories. The story starts off with Rudy at a club, dancing on the dance floor. He seems the type of guy that is popular and can eye up any chick he wants and they come running into his arms the next minute. "Naturally all dames are after me," at this point he is saying that woman just adore him the way he is and think he is stunning that they have to meet and spend time with him on the dance floor. ...read more.


Here he had thought about his mum, thinking how happy she is and that he wouldn't intrude his joys on hers. These three stories are involved love, romance and desire of men and women. Each story shows a different side of this. In Tony Kytes the women are shown a looking for a husband and a good fairytale family life. The author shows that only one girl is capable of dealing with Tony and his charming ways. In the second story the author also portrays a charmer in Rudy but this girl is a bit smarter. She realises that Rudy does not seek a commitment and she throws him out. In the final story the 'love' is more the unconditional mother/son relationship. Both are shown as caring and respecting the needs and feelings of each other. These authors show the relationship between man and woman can be many and varied not just 'love' and 'marriage.' Only in the 'News of the Engagement' are we clearly shown a love of a deeper kind that between mother and son. The first two stories show the man seeking to fulfil his own needs in obtaining a woman to be by his side. In the third although we are shown Philip has this need his love for his mother and her happiness causes him to hold back his news, showing real love. Meetal Patel English Coursework Prose study ...read more.

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