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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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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.

In 'The arch Deceiver' the first woman Unity Sallet is very forward but a little naive toward men. This is shown when she agrees to hide in the wagon so

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