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  • Level: GCSE
  • Subject: English
  • Essay length: 1110 words

Look carefully at 'Tony Kytes The Arch Deceiver' by Thomas Hardy and 'Tickets Please by D.H Lawrence. What do these two short stories tell us about the roll of women in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries?

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Introduction

Look carefully at 'Tony Kytes The Arch Deceiver' by Thomas Hardy and 'Tickets Please by D.H Lawrence. What do these two short stories tell us about the roll of women in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries? 'Tony Kytes The Arch Deceiver' is set in the nineteenth century and is a Short story about lust and indecision. The story speaks of a country life in a small town, where everyone seems to know everyone else's business. One man's decision to marry a certain lady is the common knowledge of the whole town and suddenly ladies from his past decide to intervene, and snatch him away for themselves. Tickets Please by D.H Lawrence on the other hand is set in the twentieth century and tells a story of one man's lust openly, for many women and his inability to show commitment toward anyone. It shows that women have come along way and that they were not afraid to show their true emotions whatever their circumstances and the outcome.

Middle

She referred to him as 'my dear Tony' and he calls her 'dear' although the first lady was greeted with 'Darling'. This clearly shows he is a charmer and smooth operator. Hannah Jolliver the third lady was the most beautiful and knew it. She was forward in asking for a lift and because she was watching out from the window, maybe she was planning this meeting. Hannah Jolliver was his first love and he was still amazed by her beauty he would surely have been overwhelmed by her advances if it weren't for his secret passengers. All the characters have respect for their parents proved when Tony tells his father of his dilemma and asked his advice "Now which would you marry father?" upon receiving the advice of his father he chose not to listen, but this was almost the finish of him. Hannah Jolliver's father said she was not to marry Tony and although it broke her heart she walked away. Milly the soft gentle lady afraid of being alone took Tony for better or for worse.

Conclusion

However he held the trump card because by choosing Annie he knew he would escape, Annie would not have him now she was far too proud. In conclusion the two stories show many similarities. Both are about lust and deception and that a smooth tongue or charm can win a women's heart, and in the two stories these were the key issues. However women have come a long way and no longer have to make do with the first man who shows an interest in them or someone their father says they have to marry. Women have become strong in mind, feelings and stature. They have had to live in a man's world and so have adapted themselves for it. The leisurely lady of 'Tom Kytes The Arch deceiver' the lady who accepts the word of her father or believes her man when she can see the deception in front of her has been long lost in 'Tickets Please'. The twentieth century woman has become a worker she has had to face up to aggression in her job and is now showing that she can have power in relationships too.

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