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"How both authors portray how women are deceived by men", Thomas Hardy and Ravinder Randhawa.

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Prathieban Sathanathan Wider Reading Mrs Collins Wider Reading "How both authors portray how women are deceived by men" Women used to be totally controlled by men, many across the world still are. But this still occurs in everyday life even at this present moment in time, many men still abuse women's trust and betray them, control them, not allow them to have any freedom. Women are blinded when it comes to; 'love' even in today's present-day society. 'India.' Written by Ravinder Randhawa and, 'Tony Kites The Arch Deceiver,' highlight this issue very well. Thomas Hardy (1840- 1928) was the first major writer to focus on the countryside and on rural characters, his novels, stories and poems were set in the area he called, 'Wessex,' present day, 'Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire.' Hardy wrote at a period when life was changing in some areas for the first time in centuries. Railways were spreading rapidly as the industrial revolution started to affect the whole population. Many people were beginning to leave the countryside for jobs in the town and to move from job to job. It was also a period where belief in Christianity was under pressure. Many people including Hardy experienced a loss of faith. These changes created a sense of challenge to traditional standards, which was often reflected in Hardy's novels. Ravinder Randhaw was born in 'India' and grew up in Warwickshire. She is the founder of the Asian women's founders collective, and for some years was its co-ordinator she has written a variety of different novels/ short stories and has also given numerous talks in universities across the United Kingdom and abroad. ...read more.

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The story begins with Tony riding his, 'horse and cart,' on the way towards his house. This was the main form of transport in the days this book was written. On the way home, he sees 'Unity Sallet,' one of his previous lovers. She asks him for a lift, 'my dear Tony, will you give me a lift Prathieban Sathanathan Wider Reading Mrs Collins home?' He doesn't refuse her a lift. She then asks him many questions such as, 'Why did ye desert me for the other one.' This puts Tony on the spot, and he doesn't know how to answer her, but instead of telling her how much he loves Milly, he plays her along by being flirtatious with her, 'I never knowed you was so pretty before!' then whilst continuing on his journey, he sees Milly. So he tells Unity to hide in the back of the Horse drawn carriage. Then as the carriage is moving yet again, Tony sees's another one of his past lovers- Hannah. He tells Milly that Hannah had a, 'notion,' to marry him, and he asks Milly to hide in the front, of the Horse and Carriage. Tony then starts talking to; Hannah and he decided that he wants her back. The carriage continues on its journey, and Tony sees his father. He asks his father for his advice. His father advises him to stick with Milly. He then makes his way back to the carriage to see all of them arguing amongst each other. ...read more.

Conclusion

This shows that instead of getting better the problem has deteriorated dramatically. By reading both stories the audience will realise this. Although Tony is a cunning and deceitful character, he actually does care about all his girlfriends. Goldfinger on the other hand is just after one thing, - 'sex.' Whatever happens people cant change who they fall in love with, and how they behave but stories such as these two will be sending a message out to its readers to be careful of who they fall in love with and both stories would also highlight to its readers on how much hurt someone can go through If they are deceived by a loved one. In most cases its men that deceive women, not that they don't love them but many men jus want to have a bit of fun, as shown in the stories. Eventually Goldfinger marries a 'virgin,' fresh from India, after playing around with so many girls. This shows that many men also like commitment but want to have a bit of fun before they settle down. My main reaction to both stories is that they portray the theme of deceit in a wonderful way; both stories allow its readers to become emotionally involved. The readers can actually feel the pain some characters go through when they are deceived. Both stories get their main point across, deceiving a loved one can hurt people and also break them into pieces so it must not be done. Women are still deceived by men and this is wrong it should be stopped. That is the main message both stories are trying to highlight to its readers. ...read more.

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