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The short story was a popular genre in Victorian times Often short stories would be printed in short weekly chapters in magazines or newspapers this made then quite popular Reading these chapters or stories was easy to get into and it was a good form of entertainment at the time There were more and more people becoming literate at this time so there was a greater demand for short stories I will be analysing two short stories written thirty years apart Tony Kytes the Arch- Deceiver by Thomas Hardy written in 1897 and Tickets Please written by D H Lawrence in 1922 Although these stories were written relatively close together the women are portrayed differently In Tony Kytes the women are quiet and very lady- like They live in a very patriarchal society In Tickets Please society is still patriarchal but the women are more forward than in Tony Kytes In Tickets Please the women have more power than in Tony Kytes but the men still judge the women on looks The women have more power in Tickets Please is set in the war they are taking mens roles in the work place and they have more rights at this time the suffragettes were campaigning for womens rights There are some similarities though in Tony Kytesafter being approached by a man the women want a family and in Tickets Please although the women want to work and be independent they also want to have a family Tony Kytes the Arch- Deceiver is written in a Dorset dialect Tony is engaged to Milly a nice light small tender little thing when as he is driving his wagon home he sees Unity whom Tony had been dating before Milly Tony offers Unity a lift to her house and as they talk Tony decides he would rather marry Unity than Milly But Tony sees Milly walking towards the wagon Knowing Milly will want a lift
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