• Farmer Lodge Arm Rhoda Withered
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    For this Essay I have to compare a pre 20 th century text with a 20 th century text. Both the texts must be short stories. The two pieces of text that I have chosen for this comparison are The Withered Arm, which is a pre-20 th century text written by Thomas Hardy & The Genius a 20 th century text written by Frank O'Connor. I have chosen these stories as they fit the category of which I have to write about. In the Withered arm the main Characters are, Rhoda Brook (Farmer Lodges ex partner), Farm...
  • Lord Of The Flies And The Withered Arm Comparison
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    I have chosen The Lord of the Flies and The Withered Arm because they are similar even though they were written in different time periods. Lord of the Flies was written in the 20 th century and the Withered arm was written in the 19 th century. Lord of the flies by William Golding The title signifies Death, devil (Beelzebub). The Withered arm by Thomas Hardy The title signifies decay or decline. Settings: The withered arm is set in the 19 th century on a farm. This is in Angle bury. The story s...
  • Mice And Men George Lennie Arm
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    "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck is a novel involving two extremely different main characters. George is reasonably intelligent, hard working ranchman. Lennie on the other hand always manages to find trouble. He is equally hardworking and honest as George but his simple childlike mind always finds him trouble wherever he goes. where as in The Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy the two main characters hate each other. Rhoda is old and has a child to farmer Lodge. On the other hand Gertrude is young...
  • Farmer Lodge Rhoda Gerta Gertrude
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    This essay is aimed at discussing the differences between the two short stories, called The Withered Arm and Turned. These stories have similar plots and both deliver and contrast these in their very own clever ways. They are both based on the idea of triangular relationships, involving two women and a man. In the story Turned there is a couple named Mr and Mrs Marroner, and their employed young and beautiful Swedish maid who goes by the name of Gerta. In the Withered Arm the relationship is be...
  • Mrs Chundle Rhoda Stories Man
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    The writer of both short stories (Old Mrs Chundle and The Withered Arm) is Thomas Hardy who lived in rural County Dorset. He grew up in rural surroundings and therefore his interests in his writing were generally going to be country life. After reading both short stories I discovered that Hardy seemed to focus mostly on the lives of ordinary people. He wrote about peoples lifestyles, work and also the making and breaking of relationships. I am not going to be looking at that aspect of his writin...