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Hobson's choice was written in the content of theatrical change by Harold Brighouse in 1945 and therefore, audience of that time may have a different perspective understanding of the play compared to much a modern or present day audience.

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Hobson's Choices Hobson's choice was written in the content of theatrical change by Harold Brighouse in 1945 and therefore, audience of that time may have a different perspective understanding of the play compared to much a modern or present day audience. However despite the different in perspective, the play is still relevant to modern audience in that some of the activities which went on in the play can be compared to similar activities happening in the modern day. The first to be considered is the independence that was available to Hobson's daughter because they were able to select their husbands despite their father's aversion to the ideas, especially Maggie, similar things happen can be seen n modern day as women are able to make their own personal choices regarding which they make their partners. ...read more.

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Hobson as a shop owner didn't do any thing in his shop. He always goes to the Moonrakers to drink with his friends and this can be relevant in modern day. Some shopkeepers are hard-working, determine, kind, work with their own worker etc and some are not like Hobson in the play, they go out to either drink or do something else like sleeping, do something sexuality, have an appointments with people like doctors, interviewers etc. The relationship between Hobson and Maggie is dynamic which can be seen in this present day. The reason is dynamic is they always argue on their business etc. Some single parent - father in this day don't get along with their daughter or daughters. ...read more.

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They can be talkative and arrogance and also refuse to do what the doctor tell them to do like 'do not drink again'. When Hobson was sick. His daughters came back to discuss who will look after their him. This can be seen in modern day because not all run away daughter forget about their father. As a whole, the story also reflects difference in social class as can be seen in attitudes towards Hobson's employees, Hobson and his daughters and one of the top consumers - 'Mrs Hepworth'. So also in modern day, there is a class existence of the working class with all these examples, it can be seen that despite the play being written along time ago. It is still very relevant and reflective on the present day people or audience. English Coursework V Isaac Okeya ...read more.

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