Both the “Ruined Maid” and “To His Coy Mistress” provide us with
disturbing images / pictures of love, sex and relationships as I am
about to explain.
The “Ruined Maid” was written by Thomas Hardy in 1866, during the time
when women didn’t have sex before marriage and they were thrown out of
their village for being “ruined”. The public at that point in history
had a very strict view of sex and marriage. They thought that women in
particular should never have sex before marriage and they should have
everything taken off them for being “ruined”. They were looked upon as
a disgrace to society.
The “Ruined Maid” provides us with disturbing images and pictures of
love and relationships because the poem is about a woman who has
become “ruined” which means that she’s had sex before marriage. She’s
turned the meaning of this into a good thing while most people thought
that it was a bad thing because it meant that the woman had no
self-respect and that they were looked upon as prostitutes in a sense.
The poem starts with Melia and a...
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- Ruined Maid and To His Coy Mistress Both the “Ruined Maid” and “To His Coy Mistress” provide us with disturbing images / pictures of love, sex and relationships as I am about to explain. The “Ruined Maid” was written by Thomas Hardy in 1866, during the time when women didn’t have sex before marriage and they were thrown out of their village for being “ruined”. The public at that point in history had a very strict view of sex and marriage. They thought that women in particular should never have sex before marriage and they should have everything taken off them for being “ruined”.... [tags: Love Relationships Thomas Hardy Essays]
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