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Comparison between Tony Kytes the Arch Deceiver by Thomas Hardy and Turned by Charlotte Perkins Gilman The first story Tony Kytes the Arch Deceiver by Thomas Hardy is a pre 19th century piece of literature The story features Mr Tony Kytes a young eligible and attractive gentleman Who has after a long string of relationships and attractions to various women of his town has decided to settle down and is currently engaged to Milly Richards However he has a reputation for being a bit of a ladies man and his promiscuous past has left him with rather a large group of female admirers to which he is not completely detached from The story opens with Tony Kytes driving along in his wagon one Saturday and he happens to come across Unity Sallet a young woman to whom he was previously involved with Unity approaches him asking for a lift this proposal leaves him in quite a quandary which gives the reader the first sign of the etiquette and customs of that time and how they differ from our own in the present day His problem was weather or not to give Unity a lift now to us in present day the obvious choice would of course be to offer the lady a lift However in the times when this story was written it would be seen as improper for a young man to be seen with a young lady un-chaperoned especially when the man in question was engaged to be married However it would also be impolite to refuse this lady a lift and consign her to making the same journey as him on foot In the end he decides to give her a lift and she joins him in the wagon As they are travelling talk turns to their previous relationship and Tony begins to think about weather he made the right decision in choosing Milly his current fianc This is very
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