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What Similarities and differences can you find between Growing Up and The Son's Veto? You should pay particular attention to the way the relationships between parents and children are portrayed by the authors. Thomas Hardy

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What Similarities and differences can you find between Growing Up and The Son's Veto? You should pay particular attention to the way the relationships between parents and children are portrayed by the authors. Thomas Hardy was a pre-twentieth, post-nineteenth century author, he wrote short stories and novels, even poems. Hardy explores the different levels of relationships between men and women. He delves into the environments and the circumstances in which they live upon. Hardy digs deep to find the love hate and sacrifice in this story, 'The Son's Veto.' It is basically about the relationship between mother and son, husband and wife and two lovers. 'The Son's Veto' is a roller coaster of emotions, happy, sad, frustrating, sorrow, love, remorse and hate, each feeling immense in themselves. Joyce Cary passed away in 1957. ...read more.

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Then it goes onto her past, like a premonition, describing the village of where she lived, and the emotions of the goings on around the village. We meet Sophy; Sophy is the woman from the present, with the beautiful braided hair. She is a strong character, the parlour maid in the parson's house. Then we move on to meet another character, Sam. He is the gardener of Sophy's acquaintance. 'He was a young gardener of her acquaintance. She told him the particulars of the late event, and they stood silent,' this shows us there is some kind of awkwardness between these two people. They begin to converse. They start walking towards Sophy's mothers door, with Sam presenting his arm around her waist, as you can see from this, Sam likes her in a sexual way, but from Sophy's reaction, 'she gently removed it' the feeling isn't mutual. ...read more.

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They move to London, and they have one child, Randolph. Mr Twycott dies, and at that point, Sophy felt alone, drawn away. How was she able to handle her son without her husband? Randolph is quite grown up at this point; he's at the age to understand emotions and to have feelings he can express in different forms. Randolph's relationship with his mother isn't very loving. He had a good relationship with his father, but now his father has gone, he has no one to give that respect and love to. His mother he believes is more lower class than him, Randolph goes to a grammar school, in those days it was quite a privilege to be getting an education. A figure from Sophy's past comes into light. Sam. Hes back and he wants Sophy more than ever. He wants her hand in marriage. ?? ?? ?? ?? Siobhan Walker GCSE English Coursework Rough Draft Ms Counsel 11Q1 ...read more.

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