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Is Tony really an arch-deceiver?

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Is Tony really a arch-deceiver? My opinion is, I don't think Tony is a player because when reading the story at first everyone assumes he is going to ask Milly for her hand in marrage.Reading on we discover he doesn't yet know who he prefers. However, I feel he is quite cheeky when he convinces two girls to hide in his cart and talks to all saying he likes them because that is very deceiving and could confuse all three when his final choice is made. This could convince the reader he is the arch-deceiver, we are lead to believe he is! Considering the circumstances he obviously thought this was the best thing to do. ...read more.

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Tony is leading the girls on because both Unity and Hannah know he has asked Milly for her hand in marrage. In the beginning of the story, it goes on to say that two of the three girls get a lift, he doesn't actually ask them, he is just being polite by agreeing to help:Unity says ''My dear tony will you give me a lift home'' How could he possibly say no when he obviously had plenty of time for her. Tony has Milly his intended wife and he should not have worried about giving the other two a lift, so there was no problem with what he was doing. Also he had not planned to come across all three that day, so when he was faced with the situation it was a case of dilema in which he made the wrong decision in hiding the two girls! ...read more.

Conclusion

There are different qualities in all three which he liked so how could he of choosen one at this time. His father said, ''Choose whichever of 'em did not ask to ride with thee'' That did not matter to Tony because he still couldn't make up his mind and I don't blame him! Why should he make up his mind, he obviously likes all three girls but does'nt love any of them. Tony just likes something different about all of them. I think that a large amount of people would agree with my opinions considering they would read the story once over and see it as we all would at first, that he is thinking about getting married for the wrong reasons. He is not in love with any of them. The story is called the Arch-deceiver, he is not deceiveing but confused and not ready for a serious relationship. ...read more.

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