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
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" .
Whereas milly's attitude shown towards love is strong and committed
she feels that Tony is the perfect match and assumes that he feels the
same. Milly is engaged to Tony, but Hannah and Unity want to marry him
too and try to manipulate Tony into leaving Milly. They try and ask
him various different questions which force him into thinking about
each of them, this is a conversation between Unity and Tony "why did
ye desert me for that other one? 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...