"How both authors portray how women are deceived by men", Thomas Hardy and Ravinder Randhawa.
Prathieban Sathanathan Wider Reading Mrs Collins Wider Reading "How both authors portray how women are deceived by men" Women used to be totally controlled by men, many across the world still are. But this still occurs in everyday life even at this present moment in time, many men still abuse women's trust and betray them, control them, not allow them to have any freedom. Women are blinded when it comes to; 'love' even in today's present-day society. 'India.' Written by Ravinder Randhawa and, 'Tony Kites The Arch Deceiver,' highlight this issue very well. Thomas Hardy (1840- 1928) was the first major writer to focus on the countryside and on rural characters, his novels, stories and poems were set in the area he called, 'Wessex,' present day, 'Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire.' Hardy wrote at a period when life was changing in some areas for the first time in centuries. Railways were spreading rapidly as the industrial revolution started to affect the whole population. Many people were beginning to leave the countryside for jobs in the town and to move from job to job. It was also a period where belief in Christianity was under pressure. Many people including Hardy experienced a loss of faith. These changes created a sense of challenge to traditional standards, which was often reflected in Hardy's novels. Ravinder Randhaw was born in 'India' and grew up in
"Although he could write hilarious comedy, Hardy was more inclined to see things in a tragic light." How far do you agree with both parts of this statement? Refer to two stories to support your answer.
Jenni Duffy "Although he could write hilarious comedy, Hardy was more inclined to see things in a tragic light." How far do you agree with both parts of this statement? Refer to two stories to support your answer. Thomas Hardy was one of the best writers of the nineteenth century and wrote many short stories. I have read two of these: "Tony Kytes, the Arch-Deceiver" and "Old Mrs Chundle". I do agree, "Although he could write hilarious comedy, Hardy was more inclined to see things in a tragic light" because although the stories tell very different tales they are set out in the same way: comedy, tragedy then irony. One story is funnier and the other sees things in a more tragic light. Both stories are quite comical which is shown in the situations the characters find themselves in. In "Tony Kytes, the Arch-Deceiver" Tony ends up with three women in his wagon, two of which are hiding in the back of it. We can already predict that something funny is going to happen. He then gets off his wagon leaving the reins of the horse with the third woman resulting in a comical crash where each woman discovers that Tony has been leading them on. I think that this story is funnier than "Old Mrs Chundle" as it is more light-hearted and does not have such a tragic ending. At the end of "Tony Kytes the Arch-Deceiver" Tony ends up marrying the woman that he was supposed to marry in the first
Wider reading Course Work - “The Woman in Black” and “The Withered arm.”
Jessica Williams Wider reading Course Work - "The Woman in Black" and "The Withered arm." Thomas Hardy's "The Withered arm and Susan Hill's "The Woman in Black" are both texts set around the turn of the century and share the theme of women in society. They explore the class systems and the differences in morals, attitudes, women's rights and roles in society and how a person's social status can completely change the outcome for two different people in the same situation. Both texts feature a woman and their struggle against society after having illegitimate children and being abandoned by their lovers. The two women are Jennet from "The Woman in Black" and Rhoda from "The Withered Arm." Through these characters the writers help the audience to understand the roles of women in the early century and late 19th century by providing a comparison. "The Woman in Black" and "The Withered Arm" explore class differences through Jennet who, born in to a rich family is upper/middle class and Rhoda who, born in to poverty is lower class. Jennet was born in to the upper middle class and lives as a lady in the small rural village of Crythin Gifford. She was brought to her child she was up in a highly respected family of great prestige. When Jennet gave birth shunned by society and in fear of losing their social status and respect, her parents disowned her. In the time that the texts
Introduction Nowadays, if someone were asked to give a definition of a ghost story, or to think of words related to such stories, then I suspect they would probably use the following terms; gore, blood, violence, grotesque inhuman figures, etc. No more than 150 years ago, all one needed for a successful horrific tale was the use of odd happenings and religious references. The realism of the tales created a mental thought process; the reader believed the events were possible. This increased the tension. Religious beliefs made imaginations run wild. In the ghost stories of today, the horror is all created on the page, hardly leaving anything to the imagination. In the 19th Century, however, all the horror was created in the head; metaphorically speaking, the writer provided the bones, and the reader added the flesh. Generally, all a ghost story needs is a spectre, visible or invisible, or a haunting of some sort. The phantom need only be sensed, or at the very least, supposed. The writer must also build up a successful atmosphere: a mood, setting, and time, all of which must comply with the basis of the story. Not all ghost stories need to be horrific or violent; that is what many modern horror tales have at fault. A ghost story can be sad or poignant. Sometimes they can even be humorous. Well written ghost stories have a decipherable, clear storyline, with an introductory
Discuss the tale “Tony Kytes, The arch deceiver” by Hardy. Show how he develops character and humour by his use of language.
Discuss the tale "Tony Kytes, The arch deceiver" by Hardy. Show how he develops character and humour by his use of language. Hardy's use of language portrays humour and, also introduces and develops characters. We can tell from the start the tone is that of a light hearted one. We can tell that Tony Kytes is the centre of village gossip, as the Carter knows a lot about him. The following quote shows Tony is a womaniser and an arch deceiver "He was quite the woman's favourite, and in return for their likings he loved 'em in shoals." From this you would automatically presume he was extremely attractive but Carter goes on to tell us other wise " 'Twas a little, round, firm, tight face, with a seam here and there left by the smallpox. The Carter finds it amusing that he has not physically matured " And there was no more than a sign of a whisker or beard on Tony Kytes face than on the palm of my hand. Tony made the woman laugh by singing " He used to sing the ' The Tailor's Breeches' with a religious a manner, as if it were a hymn:- 'o the petticoat went off, and the breeches went on!' " . "But in course of time Tony got fixed down to one in particular" this implies she was not the first choice for Tony and that he probably preferred loving the woman in shoals. The woman Tony is about to marry is Milly Richards " a nice, light, small tender little thing" this shows Milly can be
Analyse and discuss the relationships between the sexes in “Tony Kytes, the Arch Deceiver” and “Seeing a Beauty Queen Home”.
Analyse and discuss the relationships between the sexes in "Tony Kytes, the Arch Deceiver" and "Seeing a Beauty Queen Home" Although both of the stories I have studied had the same message about womanising the era's in which they were written changed the endings. The pre-twentieth text story was written by Thomas Hardy in 1850's and was called "Tony Kytes, The Arch Deceiver". When women were very much dominated by men and marriage was thrived upon by society. The era in which it was written is shown in the story by objects such as: horses and carriages and maidens. The story is written in old complex English using adjectives and descriptive texts. In comparison to the twentieth century text which is much simpler and modern, using slang and less descriptive and unfamiliar words? The second story I studied was written in 1950's by Bill Naughton and was titles "Seeing a Beauty Queen Home". As shown in the text during the era when this book was written women were beginning to become as dominant, marriage was seen as less important, also men and women met and acted in different ways as shown by the quote "There was one wench... lend us your body baby". Showing they were more open and equal. The sexes are expressed very differently in both stories. Tony Kytes and Rudy were the male characters, and shown to behave in similar ways. However, due to the era change they also have
Discuss the Techniques Used by the Authors to Reveal Attitudes to Women in the three Stories.
Discuss the Techniques Used by the Authors to Reveal Attitudes to Women in the three Stories The three stories 'Tony Kytes: The Arch Deceiver', 'Tickets Please' and 'Seeing A Beauty Queen Home' are each set where the author had lived for a period of time, but contrast greatly, for instance, 'Tony Kytes: The Arch Deceiver' is set in rural Wessex (Dorset), in the late 19th century. It displays attitudes to women in a very traditional way, whereas in 'Tickets Please', the women have a less traditional role. This due to the fact it is set in World War I. The women have jobs, and it is set in the towns around Nottingham, this creates a different atmosphere to traditional country lifestyle and attitudes. The women in 'Tickets Please' are considered more 'tough' and less 'ladylike' than in 'Tony Kytes: The Arch Deceiver'. In contrast 'Seeing A Beauty Queen Home' is set in Bolton, where there are cotton mills which offer employment to women, giving them power. In addition, in the 1920's when this story was set, women had the vote (women over thirty). Unlike the other two, this meant women were more equal to men. In 'Tony Kytes: The Arch Deceiver' the man, Tony Kytes, is engaged to be married to a woman named Milly. He is on his way home in his cart when he meets some of his old girlfriends, he was then found out and all the girls left him except Milly. In 'Tickets Please' there is a
Both 'Tony Kytes, The Arch Deceiver' and 'Late Night On Watling Street' are about deception.
Both 'Tony Kytes, The Arch Deceiver' and 'Late Night On Watling Street' are about deception. Tony Kytes, 'The Arch Deceiver' is a story that focuses on a very simple workingman in the nineteenth century. The story is based around a journey that Tony takes coming from market back to his hometown of Longpuddle. On this journey he is faced with three young women who he has admired and one to which he is nearly engaged. The story exposes Tony's immature and foolish behaviour as he tries deceiving each of the women for his personal satisfaction. The second story 'Late Night On Watling Street' by Bill Naughton is another story of deception, but set in the late twentieth century. The main character Jackson, a lorry driver and unlike Tony in the first story, he is portrayed as a much 'deeper character', but to what depths are not known until the final paragraphs of the story reveal a quite sinister character. The story revolves around a group of drivers who regularly ride up and down Watling Street and know each other from frequent visits at a well-respected café on route. In the story Jackson seems to have had a relationship with Ethel, the café owners' wife, but the story keeps the reader in suspense of its exact nature. However, the story uses this theme to emphasise the consequence of Jackson's ultimate deceit. Onlookers narrate both stores. In 'The Arch Deceiver' the
Two Can Play That GameFilm review. Genres: Comedy and Romance Running Time: 1 hr. 30 min.
Unit 5. Two Can Play That Game Film review. Genres: Comedy and Romance Running Time: 1 hr. 30 min. Release Date: September 7, 2001 Nationwide Cast Character Vivica A Fox Shante Smith Morris Chestnut Keith Fenton Anthony Anderson Tony Wendy Raquel Robinson Karen Tamala Jones Tracye Edwards Bobby Brown Michael Monique Imes Diedre Gabrielle Union Conny Spalding Lee Anthony Attorney in the elevator. Cherise Leana Bangs Miller Girl No 2 Plot summary. For Shanté Smith (Vivica A. Fox), keeping her man faithful, happy and extremely committed is all in a days work. Shanté is so good at advising women on how to keep their men in line that her best girlfriends Diedre, Karen and Tracye (Monique Imes, Wendy Raquel Robinson and Tamala Jones) rely on her to advise them on what to do whenever their men start to step out of line (or as it is said in the film, "man trouble").But when Shante catches her own boyfriend Keith (Morris Chestnut), after he has phoned and said "he's working late" at a club, it is then that Shanté institutes her "Ten Day Plan" to get her own man back in line. Shanté is well prepared and has a wide range of weapons designed specifically to bring her man to his knees...and back to her; whether its sexy lingerie or superb home cooking everything she does is carefully planned to hit her man right where it hurts. Shanté
"Two themes dominated the whole of Hardy's writing life - the position of women in love and marriage and class distinction". What evidence do you find for this judgement in your reading of (at least three) of Hardy's stories in this collection?
"Two themes dominated the whole of Hardy's writing life - the position of women in love and marriage and class distinction". What evidence do you find for this judgement in your reading of (at least three) of Hardy's stories in this collection? As James Gibson writes in his introduction to this collection of Hardy's short stories, ".......We are aware of Hardy's powerful creative imagination and his sympathy for others, in particular nineteenth-century women whose disadvantages are so clearly demonstrated." A prime example of Hardy's near obsession with writing of women in love and marriage and of class distinction is the short story, "The Withered Arm" This is about a lady who gets her arm damaged by the incubus of her jealous (so called friend) husband's ex-mistress, Rhoda. The woman, Gertrude, knows nothing about Rhoda and her husband Farmer Lodge until right at the end of the story. Rhoda (acts as a friend and tries her best, but) envies Gertrude as she is the favoured more beautiful woman and Rhoda is now seen in Lodges eyes as "a fading woman of thirty" In Rhoda's dream she imagines her attacking Gertrude and almost destroying her arm! The next time she sees her she sees Gertrude's arm and realises what has happened and the power she possesses. From then on Rhoda feels guilt and tries to act as a friend. Gertrude only finds out that it was Rhoda who did the damage when