• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

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?

Extracts from this document...


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. ...read more.


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. ...read more.


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. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE DH Lawrence section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE DH Lawrence essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Compare the two poems, 'The Best of School' and 'Last Lesson of the Afternoon' ...

    3 star(s)

    He is not willing to ' waste his soul and strength' for the boys in his class. Throughout the best of school the teacher is portrayed as a vast source of knowledge, the boys in the class just need to look at him for inspiration.

  2. Comparison Essay: The Shades of Spring & Things by D.H Lawrence. An analysis on ...

    Even so this is the case, Lawrence depicts freedom in different ways in the two stories. In The Shades of Spring, the theme of freedom is defined as the freedom being able to go anywhere and make your own free choices.

  1. Focusing on Tickets please discuss the ways in which DH Lawrence presents feminine strength ...

    Annie is also stronger than Nora, because although Nora is "much more vindictive than Annie", Nora has not acted on what she feels, and Annie has. Annie is also good at manipulative skills, as she becomes friendly with Nora by "lapsing into dialect".

  2. Discuss the part played by the narrator in two, or more texts. The two ...

    I could well imagine the blow the news would be like to her, her aunt having been, to all intents and purposes, like a mother to her, and I paused out in the corridor, wondering if I should go back, knock and make good my ommission.

  1. Critical appraisal of DH Lawrence's short story, 'Odour of Chrysanthemums', making use of stylistic ...

    He also uses a great deal of suspense surrounding the death of Walter. The constant reminder that he has not returned home ("My father hasn't come," wailed Annie) And the fact that his friend has also not seen him all add to the mystery surrounding Walter.

  2. What aspects of the short story tradition are exemplified in "Odour of Chrysanthemums"?

    Rigley that Mr. Bates has not yet shown up at home, and ending with the arrival of the mother-in-law. In this way, this short story sits on the borderline. I would say that this is an unusual way of using contrast - playing it down, and not emphasising it as the most important part of the story.

  1. D(avid) H(erbert) Lawrence (1885-1930)

    Jack Cardiff, starring Dean Stockwell, Trevor Howard, Wendy Hiller, Mary Ure * LOVE POEMS AND OTHERS, 1913 * THE PRUSSIAN OFFICER AND OTHER STORIES, 1914 * THE RAINBOW, 1915 - film 1989, dir.

  2. David Herbert Lawrence - review of The Rainbow

    Her soul was an infant crying in the night"9 Ursula seems to have evolved to a level of urbanity that makes it impossible for her to retreat into the unconscious, natural understanding of her grandparents. While she is greatly dissatisfied with the urban world, she seems to have no option other than to become cosmopolitan.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work