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In the two stories I am studying; 'Her Turn' by D. H. Lawrence and 'To Please His Wife' by Thomas Hardy, both writers deal with the pressure that lack of money can cause in a marriage, in tow different situations.

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Both stories deal with the pressure that lack of money can cause in a marriage. Compare the way in which Thomas Hardy and D. H. Lawrence portray relationships between men and women:

In the two stories I am studying; 'Her Turn' by D. H. Lawrence and 'To Please His Wife' by Thomas Hardy, both writers deal with the pressure that lack of money can cause in a marriage, in tow different situations.

The first story, 'To Please His Wife' by Thomas Hardy, is written at the turn of the 20th Century. The story is of a mysterious stranger, who turns up in Havenpool Town one Sunday afternoon. He turns out to have once been a member of the local parish, a seaman, who narrowly escaped a shipwreck, Captain Shadrach Jolliffe. He talks first with the townsmen whom he once knew, then his attention turns to two girls, who he recognizes as Emily Hanning and Joanna Phippard. The story then tells of how Emily and Shadrach Jollife get closer and closer until they fall in love with one another - "Emily Hanning lost her heart to the sailor" which begins the courtship between Shadrach and Emily. After

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