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The short story of Tony Kytes, the arch deceiver is written by Thomas Hardy. The story is about a man who is unsure about how he feels towards his fianc.

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The short story of Tony Kytes, the arch deceiver is written by Thomas Hardy. The story is about a man who is unsure about how he feels towards his fianc�. The attitude shown towards love by Tony shows that he is uncommitted. Tony is unsure about his feelings for Milly; he is united with his former girlfriends Unity and Hannah. He then confuses himself about who he wants to marry. He does not love the girls for their inner beauty but only for their physical appearance which is not counted as love this is shown by him saying "I never knowed you was so pretty before" . ...read more.

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In what way is she better then I? I should have made `ee a finer wife, and a more loving one too. `tisn't girls that are so easily won at first that are the best. Think how long we've known each other- ever since we were children almost - now haven't we, Tony?" And then she goes on to say "And- can you say I'm not pretty, Tony? Now look at me!" the game Unity is playing is "mind games" where instead of being up front she makes him try to realise for him self. The mood and atmosphere of the story is light-hearted but it also has some essence of seriousness, it starts as it began, like a fairy tale it ends on a happy note. ...read more.

Conclusion

It is like a fairytale, it ends as it started it has an unrealistic sequel. The story of "Tony Kytes" is told by a wagon driver who is one of Tony's friends; he has no physical involvement in the story apart from narrating it. "Tony Kytes" is a intellectual story that has a understanding moral from Milly and the other women, it shows how Tony messes with their feelings and ends up confusing himself. The story contains long conversation, I do not think that this story would appeal to the younger audience in this day and age as it does not contain humour; well the concept of the story is humour, but because the conversations are very "old fashioned" it wouldn't appeal to youngsters. ...read more.

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