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Comparison of Hardy's The Withered Arm, Lawrence's Monkey Nuts, and Lawrence's Tickets Please - Comparison of Hardy's The Withered Arm, Lawrence's Monkey Nuts, and Lawrence's Tickets Please Subject Matter: The story is set in 18th century England. The story is about a man who owns a dairy, returns to his farm with a new wife and his previous wife and son are curious about her. The previous wife, Rhoda Brook, has a vision the night the new wife, Gertrude arrives, where she hurts her successor. When she meets Gertrude however, Rhoda discovers that the arm that she thought she had damaged in the vision was actually damaged in real life....   [tags: Papers] 1029 words
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Women play victims in Thomas Hardy’s short stories, roles that were - Women play victims in Thomas Hardy’s short stories, roles that were typical of Victorian women in general “Women play victims in Thomas Hardy’s short stories, roles that were typical of Victorian women in general” Discuss with references at least three of Hardy’s short stories Thomas Hardy in his short stories “The Withered Arm”, “Tony Kytes, the Arch Deceiver” and the Winters and the Palmleys” presents his readers with a series of unsettling visions of the relations between men and women, women mainly coming worse off....   [tags: English Literature] 1772 words
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Inequality of Male Dominance Depicted in Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles - In his novel Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy deals with issues of social and personal injustice through his use of poetic language and imagery. He characterizes Tess as a poor innocent country girl, who is victimized by the injustice of Victorian social law, the hypocrisy of social prejudice and the inequality of male dominance. Tess symbolizes a rural woman who is ruthlessly ravaged in a male-dominated world. Thomas Hardy’s depiction of Tess’s tragic fate evokes sympathy in her journey full of setbacks and mishaps....   [tags: literary analysis, literary criticism] 599 words
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Explore Hardy’s representation of women in his collection of short - Explore Hardy’s representation of women in his collection of short stories The Wessex Tales Most of Hardy’s short stories, in his book ‘The Wessex Tales’, contain references to females or contain female characters. This essay will explore the author’s representation of females in, two of his short stories, ‘The Distracted Preacher’ and ‘The Sons Veto’. These stories were chosen because they contain two contrasting but similar female characters. Hardy presents two women who show great loyalty and no loyalty to their families, women of different social classes and women of adventure and passion....   [tags: English Literature] 1483 words
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How does Hardy elicit sympathy for the three main characters? - How does Hardy elicit sympathy for the three main characters. Thomas Hardy has an extremely clever way of obtaining sympathy for a character. Hardy has specific ways to elicit sympathy by varying the level of sympathy he gives to character. He either gives sympathy to someone or takes it away from a character so more sorrow seems to be on another. He also uses powerful language to strengthen his points and finally he shows sorrow from a character’s point of view. He uses these techniques on the three main characters (Rhoda, Farmer Lodge and Gertrude) exceptionally well....   [tags: English Literature] 1399 words
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Female Sexuality in Hardy's Far From The Madding Crowd and Lawrence's The Virgin And The Gypsy - Female Sexuality in Hardy's Far From The Madding Crowd and Lawrence's The Virgin And The Gypsy 'Is Lawrence really a liberator of sex. Does he grant more independence to the women in his novels than his predecessors or just a little more freedom within confines of established expectations.'[1] The same question could be asked of Thomas Hardy, who is believed by some critics such as Rosemarie Morgan, to use female sexuality in a way that is liberating and arguably revolutionary....   [tags: Papers] 2708 words
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The Portrayal of the Relationship Between the Sexes in the Short Stories of Chopin and Hardy - The Portrayal of the Relationship Between the Sexes in the Short Stories of Chopin and Hardy In Desiree’s Baby, Desiree is a young woman who had just has a baby with her husband Armand. I realized that Desiree was a young mother as ‘it seemed but yesterday that Desiree was little more than baby herself.' Desiree must be a fair young looking mother as Chopin describes Desiree 'to be a beautiful and gentle, affectionate and sincere'. When Armand, a rich wealthy slave owner falls in love with Desiree, Chopin uses a simile to show how violent and powerful his love is for Desiree 'as if struck by a pistol shot'....   [tags: Papers] 642 words
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Tess Of The D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy - Is Tess a Pure Woman? - Thomas Hardy’s Tess Of The D’Urbervilles (A Pure Women) - Do You Agree with Hardy’s Subtitle, A Pure Women. ‘Tess Of The D’Urberville’ was written by Thomas Hardy in 1891. Tess is the main character who gets exploited by the character, Alec. The question is whether Tess is pure or not. The subject of purity caused a lot of controversy in the Victorian times. The dictionary definition of the word purity is that if someone is pure they are innocent, fresh, virtues, chaste and very trustworthy. Thomas Hardy English poet and novelist, famous for his dispictions of the imaginary county “Wessex”....   [tags: Tess Of The D’Urbervilles] 2591 words
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A Comparison of Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress and Thomas Hardy's The Ruined Maid - A Comparison of Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress and Thomas Hardy's The Ruined Maid In this essay I will look at the two poems, explore what the poems are about, look at the language and images used in them by the writers and then compare the two. "The ruined maid" by Thomas Hardy is a conversation between two women; "Melia", the ruined maid herself and another lady, her friend of whom she used to know when she lived in need. Melia's friend brings up all different points about Melia that have changed, for example the way she looks, 'now you've gay bracelets' and acts, 'you'd sigh and you'd sock' but Melia just says a few simple words in reply....   [tags: English Literature Compare Contrast Essays] 1706 words
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A Comparison Between The Signalman by Charles Dickens and The Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy - A Comparison Between The Signalman by Charles Dickens and The Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy 'The Signalman' written in 1866 by Charles Dickens and 'The Withered Arm' written in 1888 by Thomas Hardy. They were both written in the 19th century but 'The Signalman' was written earlier in the 19th century than 'The Withered Arm'. Both of the stories are mysteries but 'The Signalman' is also a ghost story and 'The Withered Arm' deals with the supernatural in a different way. Both 'The Signalman' and 'The Withered Arm' the stories are influenced by the writer's backgrounds....   [tags: Papers] 903 words
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The Rape Scene in Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles and O'Brien's Z for Zachariah… - Compare and contrast the rape scene in Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles with the attempted rape in Robert C O'Brien's Z for Zachariah… Thomas Hardy, an English-man, wrote "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" in 1891 to show his concerns for the publics' loss of faith, partly due to the publication of Darwin's "Origin of the Species", and the conceivable decay of rural life due to the introduction of machinery; industrialisation was making a lot of middle class people very rich but putting the traditional farmers at a disadvantage....   [tags: English Literature] 1069 words
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Compare Charlotte Perkins Gilman's, Turned with Thomas Hardy's, A Withered Arm - Compare Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Turned with Thomas Hardy's A Withered Arm The short stories "Turned" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and "The Withered Arm" by Thomas Hardy both have very different techniques and plots with which they aim to appeal to their audience. The opening of "The Withered Arm" immediately involves the reader. Adjectives are used to describe the initial setting, and so the image of the "eighty-cow dairy, and the troop of milkers, regular and supernumerary" becomes clear. Hardy's emphasis on close description helps develop the scene, such as the image of the "many-forked" pail stand "resembling a colossal antlered horn"....   [tags: English Literature] 2409 words
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Compare and Contrast how Thomas Hardy and Charlotte Perkins Gilman - Compare and Contrast how Thomas Hardy and Charlotte Perkins Gilman present the situation, behaviour and attitude of the women in the stories The Withered Arm and Turned. Explain what motivates these characters to behave as they do. Thomas Cookes Compare and Contrast how Thomas Hardy and Charlotte Perkins Gilman present the situation, behaviour and attitude of the women in the stories 'The Withered Arm' and 'Turned'. Explain what motivates these characters to behave as they do. Hardy and Gilman both share a similarity of characters and theme in their short stories....   [tags: English Literature] 2582 words
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The Life of Women in The Withered Arm and Other Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy - The Life of Women in The Withered Arm and Other Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy Thomas Hardy was a writer in the late 19th century. He lived in Dorset for most his life. Most of his stories were set in Dorset and other neighbouring counties. Hardy got most of his ideas from his parents and grandmother. They used to tell him stories and tales of things and events that had once taken place. He also got his ideas from things that he heard from the locals and things that happened in his village....   [tags: Papers] 1048 words
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How Thomas Hardy Presents Women in His Short Stories - How Hardy Presents Women in His Short Stories Thomas Hardy wrote about society in the mid 1800's and his tales have rural settings in the fictional name he gave to the South-West of England, Wessex. The short stories reflect this time and the author also demonstrates the class division in rural society - rich and poor - and the closeness of the communities. Almost everyone belonged to the 'labouring classes' and worked on the land. People of around 150 years ago were very superstitious and marriage was important....   [tags: essays research papers] 3768 words
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Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles - Existentialist Failure to Create and Preserve Meaning - Tess of the d'Urbervilles - Existentialist Failure to Create and Preserve Meaning       When wilt thou awake, O Mother, wake and see‹ As one who, held in trance, has laboured long By vacant rote and prepossession strong‹ The coils that thou hast wrought unwittingly; Wherein have place, unrealized by thee, Fair growths, foul cankers, right enmeshed with wrong, Strange orchestras of victim-shriek and song, And curious blends of ache and ecstasy?‹ (Hardy, "The Sleep-Worker")   Inherent in the ruthless progress of society, there paradoxically lies a growing moral deterioration....   [tags: Tess of the d'Urbervilles Essays]
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A Chip in the Sugar by Alan Bennett and A Sons Veto by Thomas Hardy - This essay compares two stories one twentieth century A Chip in the Sugar by Alan Bennett. And the other story is pre twentieth century A Sons Veto by Thomas Hardy This essay compares two stories one twentieth century 'A Chip in the Sugar' by Alan Bennett. And the other story is pre twentieth century 'A Sons Veto' by Thomas Hardy, At first glance at both the stories the two stories don't seem to have that much in common, A son veto is quite a tragic whereas a chip in the sugar has a happy ending but the two stories have there similarities both center on mother son relationships and both mothers have a disability of some sort in a sons veto Sophie cannot walk due to an ankle injury, and Vera has bad memory and weak senses in both stories a suitor appears from the mothers past the two sons in the stories prevent marriage for two different reasons....   [tags: English Literature] 1463 words
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Loss in Hardy's The Convergence of the Twain and Kipling's Harp Song of the Dane Women - Loss in Hardy's The Convergence of the Twain and Kipling's Harp Song of the Dane Women The sadness of loss, and of what man has felt after something or someone is lost has been the subject of sadness and melancholy in many poems for many years. The two poems, "The convergence of the Twain' by Thomas Hardy and 'Harp song of the Dane women' by Rudyard Kipling both explore portrayal of loss but each in a very different ways. Although they do both seem similar in content and style, the way that the poem reflects on each of he poet's emotions are very different....   [tags: Papers] 621 words
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Hardships and Broken Hearts in The Mayor of Casterbridge and Jude, the Obscure by Thomas Hardy - Hardships and Broken Hearts in The Mayor of Casterbridge and Jude, the Obscure by Thomas Hardy Both of the novels, The Mayor of Casterbridge and Jude, the Obscure, written by Thomas Hardy are full of hardships and broken hearts. Many of the characters are hurtful and in return hurt badly. Each of Hardy's novels seem to portray an underlining feeling of aversion towards marriage. In each of his novels most of the marriages are unfulfilling and don't work out. Each marriage in the novels ends up as disastrous with the exception of Elizabeth and Farfrae in The Mayor of Casterbridge....   [tags: Papers] 657 words
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Social, Historical and Cultural Pressures Revealed in Thomas Hardy's Writing - Social, Historical and Cultural Pressures Revealed in Thomas Hardy's Writing Thomas Hardy was born in Dorset on the second of June 1840; he was born into the lower class. He was taught to read and write at an early age making him want to write stories in the future. After he wrote and got his first short story published he started to rise up the classes into the higher middle class taking his sense of responsibility over the rights for women of the era. His stories were based on his personal experiences as you can tell with all the detail he uses in his descriptions, one example is when he describes the hanging in the Withered Arm as he described it to the final details, it's also shown when he describes the clothes such as the milk maid in the Withered Arm "in a long white pinafore or 'wropper'." This shows that hardy knew exactly what the different clothes names were and exactly how they looked....   [tags: Papers] 763 words
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The Presentation Of Relationships Within Three Short Stories By Thomas Hardy - Examine The Presentation of relationships Within Three Short Stories By Thomas Hardy. The relationships in Tony Kytes ‘The Arch-Deceiver’ is the relationship between Tony Kytes and three women, Milly Richards, Unity Sallet, and Hannah Jolliver who are all of the same class so they know what should be expected of one another. Tony Kytes is shown as a young handsome man, who all of the women want to be with. Thomas Hardy shows us that marriage was a key to life in those days for everyone, especially if they wanted to have children without being thought to of being lowered in society....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1509 words
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Thomas Hardy was an English man, who lived in England near Dorchester - Thomas Hardy was an English man, who lived in England near Dorchester Thomas Hardy was an English man, who lived in England near Dorchester. He lived from 1840-1928 most of what he wrote is set in Dorset and the neighboring countries. He gave these the fictional name Wessex. He wrote 17 novels which one was unpublished. And around a thousand poems the melancholy hussar and the withered arm are both from the Wessex tails book. He lived on the edge of a tract of a wild heath land, which was very isolated this may have resulted in his stories being set out in the country or being isolated....   [tags: English Literature] 739 words
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The Relationship Between Bathsheba and Bolwood in Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy - The Relationship Between Bathsheba and Bolwood in Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy The initial association between the two characters Bathsheba and Bolwood is very different when compared to the relationship that exists when Boldwood proposes to Bathsheba for a second time. At fist Boldwood does not respond to her beauty as all other men do, Bathsheba is annoyed at his indifference. Her vanity causes her to make the disastrous mistake of sending him a valentine. "Let's toss as men do." "Toss this hymn book -" "Open Teddy - shut Boldwood." "The book went fluttering in the air and came down shut." The quote above clearly shows that it was fate, not a definite decision, which decided that Bathsheba should send the valentine to Boldwood....   [tags: Papers] 685 words
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The Setting for Thomas Hardy's The Withered Arm and Other Wessex Tales - The Setting for Thomas Hardy's The Withered Arm and Other Wessex Tales In the following essay I seek to show evidence of how Thomas Hardy was acutely aware of the social status of people, how village and town life was conducted, how men and women reacted to their own sex and to each other and the part religion played in people's daily lives. Social class is raised a lot in Hardy's pieces. Even though these stories were all written at a different time and then put together, you can see it is a strong theme in the book....   [tags: Papers] 1588 words
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How do Hardy and Steinbeck portray loneliness in 'The Withered Arm' - How do Hardy and Steinbeck portray loneliness in 'The Withered Arm' and 'Of Mice and Men'. Thomas Hardy, author of 'The Withered Arm' and John Steinbeck, author of 'Of Mice and Men both portray the common theme of loneliness in each of these novels. For example, in 'The Withered Arm', Rhoda is judged for the cause of her loneliness, such as when it says 'She knew that she had been slyly called a witch since her fall', as are Curley and Curley's wife like when Candy refers to Curley's wife as a tart....   [tags: English Literature] 2548 words
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The Three Strangers by Thomas Hardy and The Darkness out there by Penelope Lively - Explore the themes of justace and things not being as they seem in The three Strangers by Thomas Hardy and The Darkness out there by Penelope Lively Explore the themes of injustice and things not being as they seem in 'The Three Strangers' (Thomas Hardy) and 'The Darkness out There' (Penelope Lively) 'The Three Strangers' is a pre 20th century story that was written in 1883 but set in 1820. 'The Darkness Out There' was written in 1970. From the titles of the stories we assume they would be a mystery or horror story....   [tags: English Literature] 3022 words
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Compare and contrast how Thomas Hardy in Tony Kytes the Arch - Compare and contrast how Thomas Hardy in Tony Kytes the Arch Deceiver' and D. H. Lawrence in Tickets, Please portray courtship in their short stories Both Thomas Hardy in 'Tony Kytes the Arch Deceiver' and D. H. Lawrence in 'Tickets, Please' portray courtship differently. I will compare and contrast how they portray courtship in each story. Tony Kytes the Arch Deceiver is set in the 1890's. The story takes place in a small town and is set before the war where but 'Tickets, Please' is set in pre 20th century during world war one....   [tags: English Literature] 2067 words
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How Thomas Hardy Controls the Reader's Response to Donald Farfrae in The Mayor of Casterbridge - How Thomas Hardy Controls the Reader's Response to Donald Farfrae in The Mayor of Casterbridge Throughout the novel 'The Mayor of Casterbridge', Thomas Hardy successfully engages the reader in the character of Donald Farfrae. Hardy uses subtle sentences that sway the reader's view of the character with great effectiveness. Farfrae does some terrible things, but he cannot be held totally responsible for his actions, as he does not knowingly cause turmoil. Consequently, the reader cannot have a detestation of Farfrae who is an entrepreneur and has a great logical mind....   [tags: Papers] 2507 words
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Personal Goals Influencing Marriage in the Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy - Personal Goals Influencing Marriage in the Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy When one thinks of marriage, images of happiness, faithfulness, and unconditional love come to mind. Marriages are not for allowing two lovers to accomplish personal goals, but rather for faithful companions to live the rest of their lives together. In The Return of the Native, Thomas Hardy presents the reader with two pairs of lovers that marry to accomplish personal goals, not because of a mutual love and a desire to obtain a lifelong soul mate....   [tags: Papers] 1003 words
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The Presentation of Female Characters in 3 Short Stories by Thomas Hardy - The Presentation of Female Characters in 3 Short Stories by Thomas Hardy The purpose of this essay is to explore the way in which Tomas Hardy portrayed women in his stories. And to see what this tells a modern audience about society of the time and the role of women. I have studied three of Thomas Hardys short stories; The Son Veto, The Withered Arm and The Distracted Preacher. All these stories where set in the rural county of Wessex. A county mad up by Thomas Hardy himself....   [tags: Papers] 1332 words
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Passion Versus Moral Duty Illustrated in Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure - Conflict between a character’s intense passions and their moral duties is commonly expressed in literature. Thomas Hardy’s Jude the Obscure undoubtedly uses this theme throughout the novel. Hardy creates two characters who are undeniably in love, however, they are forced to hide their great passions for one another for they both are married to someone else. These intimate feelings drive to two lovers, Jude and Sue, to neglect their commitments to their spouses and aspirations as they attempt to establish a life together....   [tags: Jude the Obscure] 636 words
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Prejudice in The Son's Veto by Thomas Hardy and To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee - Explore the theme of prejudice in The Son's Veto by Thomas Hardy and To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird", is set in Maycomb County in southern North America. The story is written about the prejudices people experienced in the 1930's. Atticus, a lawyer and one of only a few good honest men in the story, battles to save a black man accused of raping a poor white woman. Atticus lives with his two children and a black maid. The children get involved with an intriguing character named "Boo", a lonely and ostracised man....   [tags: English Literature] 2948 words
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How Do Hardy, Lawrence and Jennings Differ In Their View Of The Past - How Do Hardy, Lawrence and Jennings Differ In Their View Of The Past ==================================================================== The first thing that you notice when reading the three poems is their difference in choice of subject matter. Elizabeth Jennings cares to look at a melancholy memory of a possessive grandmother whom you cannot grow too close to: I once refused/To go out with her, since I was afraid. / perhaps a wish not to be used/ Like antique objects. (OCR Poetry Anthology p12 St 2 lines 1-4) Lawrence however cares to recall a happy childhood memory of his mother playing a piano to him....   [tags: English Literature] 1170 words
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The Portrayal of Gabriel Oak in Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy - The Portrayal of Gabriel Oak in Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy In the novel Far from the Madding Crowd written by Thomas Hardy, I will be observing in detail the main character, Gabriel Oak a young, sheep farmer. I am going to determine how he is described as a heroic character in the first seven chapters. Gabriel Oak is portrayed to the reader as a heroic character in several different ways. In chapter one, there is no action or events. Alternatively, in the first paragraph, there is a description of Oak, which is mainly focused on his broad smile....   [tags: Papers] 936 words
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Relationships Between Men and Women in Thoms Hardy's Short Stories - Relationships Between Men and Women in Thoms Hardy's Short Stories Thomas Hardy was born on June the 2nd, 1848, at Higher Brockhampton in Dorset, a little hamlet, a few miles from Dorchester. He soon moved to London to study architecture, writing poems and short stories in his spare time, eventually moving on to do full-time writing, abandoning architecture. Most of his stories are set in the imagined county of Wessex, which encompasses the counties, Dorset, Devon, and Cornwall....   [tags: Papers] 2000 words
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A Comparison of Thomas Hardy's To Please His Wife and D.H. Lawrence's Her Turn - A Comparison of Thomas Hardy's To Please His Wife and D.H. Lawrence's Her Turn Lack of money between husband and wife is the main point brought to the readers attention when studying Thomas Hardy's 'To Please His Wife' and D.H. Lawrence's 'Her Turn'. Both were written around the turn of the 20th Century and the authors portray the relationships in different ways, I will study these ways. At the beginning of 'To Please His Wife', Shadrach Jolliffe, a seaman, returns to his hometown after a long voyage....   [tags: Papers] 1005 words
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The Character of the Curate and Marian in Old Mrs. Chundle by Thomas Hardy - The Character of the Curate and Marian in 'Old Mrs Chundle' In Thomas Hardy's short story, 'Old Mrs Chundle', the Curate is a well-respected, well-mannered and considerate man. He is determined to spread the word of God to Mrs Chundle. Mrs Chundle is also a considerate woman. She does not regularly visit the church and lives alone in South Wales. At the beginning of the story, the Curate asks for some lunch from Mrs Chundle. At first Mrs Chundle did not hear the Curate, so he has to repeat what he asked earlier....   [tags: English Literature British] 1672 words
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Rhoda Brook's Diary from The Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy - Rhoda Brook's Diary from The Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy Dear Diary, I am quite alarmed today as when I was milking the cows this morning I overheard some other milkmaids gossiping about my former lover and father of my son and that he is getting married to a woman 'many years his junior'. This is just so typical of him. I know he is only doing this to spite me. He has really embarrassed me. As if I wasn't already the talk of the village even after twelve years since I had my beautiful but forbidden baby boy, they are still calling me a witch and a prostitute....   [tags: Papers] 1267 words
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How Hardy Uses his Knowledge of the Bible, Art, the Universe and Wessex Folklore to Add Depth to his Novel Return of the Native - How Hardy Uses his Knowledge of the Bible, Art, the Universe and Wessex Folklore to Add Depth to his Novel Return of the Native Hardy began writing Return of the Native in 1877 and Hardy includes may of the beliefs and views of the Victorian period in his writing including concerns about God and religion, scientific theories, moral values and cultural attitudes of the people of the day. Hardy wrote the novel at a time when he was happiest, when he had returned to his native Dorset after living for a time in London....   [tags: Papers] 2294 words
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A Comparison of the Female Characters in The Withered Arm, Tony Kytes, the Arch Deceiver and The Son's Veto, all by Thomas Hardy - A Comparison of the Female Characters in The Withered Arm, Tony Kytes, the Arch Deceiver and The Son's Veto, all by Thomas Hardy Works Cited Missing In this essay I am going to explore female characters from three short stories written by Thomas Hardy. I want to investigate the characters, Rhoda, from 'The Withered Arm', Milly from 'Tony Kytes, the Arch Deceiver' and Sophy, from 'The Son's Veto'....   [tags: Papers] 2871 words
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Thomas Hardy's Use off Verbs to Convey that Lizzy is Spirited and in Control in Distracted Preacher - Thomas Hardy's Use off Verbs to Convey that Lizzy is Spirited and in Control in Distracted Preacher Thomas Hardy 's 'Distracted preacher' uses a variety of language techniques to convey the ideas behind action as well as showing how Lizzy is both spirited and in control of many of her actions through out the novel. Verbs of action are used in many novels to express the movement and emotion of a certain characters or themes, which bring to the novel an added perspective of the story and help indulge the reader, these can be seen in Hardy's 'Distracted Preacher'....   [tags: Papers] 445 words
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Comparing the Ways in Which Susan Hill and Thomas Hardy Present the Woman in Black and the Withered Arm - Comparing the Ways in Which Susan Hill and Thomas Hardy Present the Woman in Black and the Withered Arm Both the Woman in Black and the Withered Arm are well known pieces of modern literature, and utilize both different and similar methods to present a narrative of the supernatural. In this assessment of the two books I will be considering the pace, tension, description, structure, style, literature devices and the creative writing within the two books. However throughout my evaluation of the two pieces I will take into account the fact that although The Withered Arm and The Woman in Black are both considered short stories rather than novels, their lengths vary immensely....   [tags: Papers] 1346 words
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In What Ways Does Hardy Use Storytelling Techniques To Tell His Story Effectively? - ‘Far From The Madding Crowd’ was written by Thomas Hardy in the year 1874. However, the story was set around thirty five years previously. Hardy wrote the story fundamentally with the aim to idealise rural life, as he felt that this was a great lifestyle that was disappearing much to his displease. The trigger for the writing of this book may have been the 1851 census which revealed that more people were living in the towns/urban areas than in the rural. This was a result of the Industrial Revolution....   [tags: Literary Review] 641 words
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Women in Thomas Hardy's Tony Kytes The Arch Deceiver and D.H Lawrence's Tickets Please - Explore the Presentation of women in Thomas Hardy's Tony Kytes - the arch deceiver and D.H Lawrence's Tickets Please At the beginning of "Tony Kytes - the arch deceiver" ,by Thomas Hardy, we first meet the character of Tony Kytes. Hardy uses a full character description to build up a mental image of Tony Kytes before we hear of the story. In contrast to this, the story "Tickets Please" by D. H Lawrence begins with a setting description. The two stories have many similar characteristics. Although they were written with 25 years difference in them, there are many things which are the same....   [tags: English Literature] 1640 words
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Men and Women in The Withered Arm and Other Stories by Thomas Hardy and Men and Women in Turned by Charlotte Perkins Gilman - Men and Women in The Withered Arm and Other Stories by Thomas Hardy and Men and Women in Turned by Charlotte Perkins Gilman "The Withered Arm" and "Turned" are both focused on relationships between men and women. "The Withered Arm" was about the relationship between Rhoda Brook and Farmer Lodge and also who he married later on called Gertrude. "Turned" was about the relationship between Mr.Marroner and Mrs.Marion Marroner but Mr.Marroner also had an affair with his servant Gerta Peterson and made her pregnant....   [tags: Papers] 933 words
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A Comparison of the Attitudes Shown in The Man He Killed By Tomas Hardy and in My Last Duchess by Robert Browning - A Comparison of the Attitudes Shown in The Man He Killed By Tomas Hardy and in My Last Duchess by Robert Browning The attitudes shown in the two poems “The Man he Killed” by Tomas Hardy and “My Last Duchess” Robert by Browning are very different; where as Hardy creates a modest, baffled character who feels very guilty, Browning’s Duke is a vain, proud man who has killed his wife in a premeditated manner. These characteristics are also revealed through the poet’s use of stanza, structure and language choices....   [tags: Papers] 562 words
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The Relationships Between Men and Women in Tony Kytes, the Arch-Deceiver by Thomas Hardy and Tickets Please by D.H Lawrence - The Relationships Between Men and Women in Tony Kytes, the Arch-Deceiver by Thomas Hardy and Tickets Please by D.H Lawrence Throughout time, through all social and cultural settings men and women have had relationships, like the settings these relationships have changed. I am going to be looking at the relationships between men and women in 'Tony Kytes' and 'Tickets Please'. These two stories are very different but there are some similarities. In both stories there are women who suffer at the hands of womanizing men and in the end these men have to make a choice about which girl they want....   [tags: Papers] 1397 words
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