This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

A Comparison Between Tony Kytes, The Arch Deceiver By Thomas Hardy And The Seduction By Eileen Mc Auly

2326 words - 9 pages

A Comparison Between Tony Kytes, The Arch Deceiver by Thomas Hardy
and The Seduction by Eileen McAuly

"Tony Kytes the Arch Deceiver" is a hilarious story of an afternoon
when Tony was driving home from the market in his wagon. A pretty girl
called Unity to whom he was quite close before he met his present
fiancé stopped him and asked him to give her a lift home. They were
riding along, having a flirtatious conversation, when Tony saw Milly,
his fiancé. Fearing her displeasure on seeing Unity riding with him on
the wagon, he manages to persuade Unity to hide at the back of the
wagon. Extraordinarily, later in the journey Tony manages to persuade
Milly to do the same thing when he sees yet another young lady, this
time called Hannah. Inevitably, at the end of the journey the three
young ladies discover each other's presence. After a brief period of
mayhem, Milly and Tony are alone again, planning their wedding.

"The Seduction" tells a story of a boy and a girl, who after a party,
go to sit by the river in the early hours of the morning. They talk a
little and giggle while drinking vodka. He then quickly began his
seduction of her with a kiss. As a result of this encounter, she
becomes pregnant. She is very angry, afraid and ashamed as she
realises that her life has changed forever.

Both pieces of writing show how young women can be misled by somewhat
more experienced men. This is shown by their innocence and tendency to
follow the male initiatives, to the extent that the young ladies in
the Tony Kytes story are even willing to suspend common sense and
ludicrously conceal themselves beneath tarpaulin. The differences
between the two pieces of text lie inherently in the period in which
they were written, in that the consequences of the gullibility of the
girl in the seduction poem are devastating, whilst the girls in the
Tony Kytes story merely suffer some injury to their dignity.

In the Tony Kytes story there were six characters, the four main ones
being Tony and the three young ladies. The one we get to know best of
all is Tony. Through his conversation with the girls, he reveals
himself as being an indecisive, weak but well meaning character. He
finds it difficult to refuse any of the women a lift, and seems
beguiled by the beauty of each of them when the others were out of
sight as when he says to Unity "I never knowed you was so pretty
before!" The female characters are not very diverse, and they are
described very superficially as stereotypes of manipulative feminine
whiles as when Unity says "and-can you say I'm not pretty, Tony? Now
look at me!"

The poem has only two characters, a boy and a girl, who are never
named. In this poem, it is the girl whose character is brought most to
life. The boy seems almost a shadowy background figure. The poem is
about her dreams...

Find Another Essay On A Comparison Between Tony Kytes, The Arch Deceiver by Thomas Hardy and The Seduction by Eileen McAuly

The Unexpected and Tony Kites Arch Deceiver

594 words - 2 pages Compare And Contrast The Unexpected and Tony Kites Arch Deceiver Both these short stories are similar because the time they were written at (19th Century) but different in tone. The narrative "The Unexpected" has a more serious manner to it because of the way women were treated at the time. At the time, women were not allowed to vote, women did not have important jobs in their society and did not have equal rights. Women were mostly

Comparison of The Seduction by Eileen McAuley and Cousin Kate by Christina Rossetti

4660 words - 19 pages Comparison of The Seduction by Eileen McAuley and Cousin Kate by Christina Rossetti I will be analyzing the two poems, "Cousin Kate," by Christina Rossetti, and, "The Seduction," by Eileen McAuley. Both of these poems share the same theme. The two poems are both based on betrayed love but they each deal with a different aspect. "Cousin Kate," is set in the eighteenth century but was written in the nineteenth century

Comparison of Kate Chopin's The Unexpected, Thomas Hardy's The Arch Deceiver and Arnold Bennett's News of the Engagement

2230 words - 9 pages Comparison of Kate Chopin's The Unexpected, Thomas Hardy's The Arch Deceiver and Arnold Bennett's News of the Engagement The titles of the three stories I am comparing are: 'The Unexpected' by Kate Chopin, 'The Arch Deceiver' by Thomas Hardy and 'News of the Engagement' by Arnold Bennett. All these stories were written in the 19th century, the time of the Victorians where women were not supposed to care about the male

A Classic Comparison between Thomas Hardy's "The Return of the Native" and Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations"

1218 words - 5 pages contains a perfect example. Eustacia persuades young Johnny Nunsuch into helping her feed a fire. She dismisses him and begins to walk home. Before reaching home, he is frightened by the light coming from the heath and returns to discover Wildeve meeting with Eustacia. By pure chance, Venn discovers the boy and quizzes him."Then I came down here, and I was afeard, and I went back; but I didn't like to speak to her, because of the gentleman, and I

The Workbox by Thomas Hardy

1183 words - 5 pages The Workbox by Thomas Hardy I have to admit that when I first read this poem I did not understand that there were hints and clue suggesting possible hidden truths. When first reading the poem, I thought that it was coincidental. Reading this poem for a second time and researching it has shown that there are some suspicions. "The Workbox" by Thomas Hardy is about a man who may have known more than his wife thought he knew. I feel that the

Compare and Contrast A Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy and The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs

2464 words - 10 pages Compare and Contrast A Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy and The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs In this essay I am going to explain the similarities and differences between 'The withered arm' and 'The monkeys paw'. Both of these texts were written before 1914 by two different people. Thomas Hardy wrote 'The withered arm' and W.W. Jacobs wrote 'A monkeys paw'. The withered arm is a short story about a milkmaid who had an affair with a high

The Son's Veto by Thomas Hardy

1178 words - 5 pages bread a country boy to grow up to be part of a working class family. Hardy died in 1928in Dorchester. Thomas Hardy got his inspiration for many of his stories by local gossip or from a story currently in the news papers at that particular time. Hardy would set stories much earlier and use different names and places so he wouldn’t upset anyone. “The Son’s Veto” Was based on Hardy himself and stemmed back from his own experience with

Compare The Homecoming and The Workbox by Thomas Hardy

1041 words - 4 pages Compare The Homecoming and The Workbox by Thomas Hardy. The two poems I have chosen to compare are, 'The Homecoming' and 'The Workbox' by Thomas Hardy. In the poem 'The Homecoming,' a newly married couple arrive home for the first time. The young bride is unhappy already in the marriage though the husband seems quite happy. In 'The Workbox,' however, it is not a new marriage and we see the husband giving a workbox he has made to his wife

Old Mrs. Chundle and The Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy

1590 words - 6 pages Compare and contrast two stories by Thomas Hardy which deal with the theme of fate? The two stories that I have chosen that deal with the them of 'fate' are Old Mrs Chundle and The Withered Arm. Both of these stories are written by Thomas Hardy, and in both of these stories he is dealing with the theme of 'fate'. Both of theses stories are about little accidental happenings which govern and determine peoples lives. This is just like

Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

1757 words - 7 pages , 1969 [6] Anon essay 'Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy, Available at: HYPERLINK "" HYPERLINK "" HYPERLINK ""ess-of-the-durbevilles-by-thomas-hardy-view.asp?id=162055 [7] Kristen Brady, Tess and Alec: Rape or Seduction? 1986 [8] Cruel Persuasion: Seduction, Temptation and Agency in Hardy’s Tess, James A. W. Heffernan

The Ruined Maid by Thomas Hardy

1654 words - 7 pages Today’s society has changed monumentally within these last centuries. The differences in the way people dress, what people do for work and how nonchalant people are about their way of life. “The Ruined Maid” by Thomas Hardy is a great example of how things used to be in the eighteenth century; it shows how quickly things can change through two friends that happen to bump into each other. They start talking about their lives from when they were

Similar Essays

Analysis Of Tony Kytes, The Arch Deceiver By Thomas Hardy

491 words - 2 pages Analysis of Tony Kytes, the Arch Deceiver by Thomas Hardy The story is about a man who is unsure about how he feels towards his fiancé. 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

Thomas Hardy, 'tony Kytes, The Arch Deceiver' And Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 'turned'

1710 words - 7 pages The stories 'Tony Kytes, The Arch-Deceiver' and 'Turned' are somewhat similar when presenting the relationship between men and women but also they are different; the author of 'Tony Kytes' Thomas Hardy is sending the message that men and women are both equally foolish when in love. On the other hand Charlotte Perkins Gilman shows a lot of feminist themes in her story 'Turned' by saying that men are deceitful and abusive of women and that women

Relationships Between Men And Women In Lamb To The Slaughter By Roald Dahl, Catbird Seat By James Thurber And Tony Kytes The Arch Deceiver By Thomas H

7463 words - 30 pages Relationships Between Men and Women in Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl, Catbird Seat by James Thurber and Tony Kytes the Arch Deceiver by Thomas Hardy The short stories Lamb to the slaughter- Roald Dahl (1954), Catbird Seat- James Thurber (1945) and Tony Kytes, the Arch-Deceiver- Thomas Hardy (1894) show how the relationship between men and women can be complicated. In Lamb to the Slaughter the writer has intended to

How Effective Is Thomas Hardy's Short Story "Tony Kytes The Arch Deceiver"

1268 words - 5 pages How Effective is Thomas Hardy's Short Story "Tony Kytes the Arch Deceiver"In the 19th century the genre of the short story expanded greatly in its popularity. One of the authors who grew in his skill as a writer at the same time as the genre was Thomas Hardy. I will be considering a short story named "Tony Kytes The Arch Deceiver". The story follows the exploits of a handsome man in rural England. I will analyse how humour is generated, the