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Bondage and Escape in Sons and Lovers - Bondage and Escape in Sons & Lovers A major theme in "Sons & Lovers" is bondage and escape. Every major character is held hostage by another character or by their environment. Her husband, her family and her anger at the family's social status hold Mrs. Morel hostage. She has no friends to be seen or money of her own to use. Her escape from her bondage is her death. She was unhappy her whole life and lived though another human as a source of happiness. She essentially lived her life through William and, after his death, through Paul, which in a twist of irony, by doing so she is essentially keeping them in bondage....   [tags: Lawrence Sons and Lovers Essays] 623 words
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Prose and Style in Sons and Lovers - [1]And after such an evening they both were very still, having known the immensity of passion. [2]They felt small, half afraid, childish, and wondering, like Adam and Eve when they lost their innocence and realized the magnificence of the power which drove them out of Paradise and across the great night and the great day of humanity. [3]It was for each of them an initiation and a satisfaction. [4]To know their own nothingness, to know the tremendous living flood which carried them always, gave them rest within themselves....   [tags: Lawrence Sons and Lovers Essays] 1195 words
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Color Symbolism in Sons and Lovers - Color Symbolism in Sons and Lovers Throughout Sons and Lovers, D.H. Lawrence uses colors to suggest the underlying implications of the events taking place. Three colors in particular - red, black, and white - seem to carry some sort of subtle connotation which reveals more about the characters, their actions, and their motives for those actions, than the plot or the setting alone. Tied to the color images are material images which carry the same connotative meaning: the color red is associated with fire, black with darkness and dirt, and white with cold....   [tags: Lawrence Sons and Lovers Essays]
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Relationships in Lawrence's Sons and Lovers - Relationships in Lawrence's Sons and Lovers      There can be no argument that D. H. Lawrence's Son's and Lover's is a study of  human relationships. Gertrude Morel, because of her turbulent and odd relationship with her husband, ends up developing deep emotional relations with her two eldest son's. The second eldest in particular, Paul, is the receiver of most of this deep emotion. Because of these feelings and the deeper-than-usual emotional bond between the two, Paul has difficulty being comfortable in his own relationships.  Paul's relationship with Miriam is plagued by his mother's disapproval, jealousy, and Miriam 's own spirituality....   [tags: Lawrence Sons and Lovers Essays]
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Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence - Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence THE PLOT In the rolling hills and coal-pitted fields of central England, known as the British Midlands, live the Morels, a poor mining family. The family has just moved down in the world from the nearby village of Bestwood to the Bottoms, a complex of working-class row houses. Gertrude Morel is a small, stern woman, pregnant with her third child, Paul, the protagonist of this novel. The Morels' other children are William and Annie. But unlike his siblings, Paul is not wanted by his mother....   [tags: Sons Lovers Lawrence Essays] 6138 words
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Sons and Lovers as Bildungsroman - Sons and Lovers as Bildungsroman      As a twentieth century novelist, essayist, and poet, David Herbert Lawrence brought the subjects of sex, psychology, and religion to the forefront of literature. One of the most widely read novels of the twentieth century, Sons and Lovers, which Lawrence wrote in 1913, produces a sense of Bildungsroman1, where the novelist re-creates his own personal experiences through the protagonist in (Niven 115). Lawrence uses Paul Morel, the protagonist in Sons and Lovers, for this form of fiction....   [tags: Lawrence Sons and Lovers Essays]
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D.H. Lawrence's Sons and Lovers - D. H. Lawrence is considered one of the Twentieth Century's greatest and most visionary English novelists. He was born in 1885 in Eastwood, a mining community in Nottinghamshire, England (DeMott iii). His father was an uneducated miner and his mother had been a schoolteacher before she married. According to England's rigid class system, his mother's marriage to his father was considered a step down, since she came from a well-educated middle-class family. Thus the vast differences between his parents was cause for "the fabric of his parents' marriage [to be] ripped by bitterness, violence and hate" (DeMott vii)....   [tags: Lawrence Sons and Lovers Essays]
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Paul's Relationship with Clara in Sons and Lovers - Paul's Relationship with Clara in Sons and Lovers     Paul's relationship with Clara is based on passion. Her womanliness impresses him from the first time that they meet and throughout their relationship. Since Paul has never had any sexual experiences Clara amazes him thoroughly because she is so sensual, unlike Miriam who is afraid of any physical contact and his mother who is not in a position to offer him such things. During their relationship, Paul matures from a boy into a man not only physically but also mentally....   [tags: Lawrence Sons and Lovers Essays] 2003 words
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The Children in Sons and Lovers and What Maisie Knew - The Children in Sons and Lovers and What Maisie Knew       The characters in Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence and the characters in What Maisie Knew each have a special meaning.  They all seem to be interwoven with one another portraying a new cycle in another characters life.  For instance, in What Maisie Knew Mrs. Wix was introduced, in my opinion, at a time when Maisie needed a mother figure. Also, Sir Claude is introduced when she seems to need a father figure.  On the other hand, in Sons and Lovers there are not very many new characters introduced....   [tags: Lawrence Sons and Lovers Essays]
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Walter Morel of D.H. Lawrence's Sons and Lovers - Walter Morel of D.H. Lawrence's Sons and Lovers Throughout the novel, we gain a good understanding of what the character of Walter Morel is like, in certain parts, we can 100% empathise with Gertrude and understand her struggle and strife, yet there are moments in the text, when I for one, see Walter is the vulnerable, mis-understood character he really is. I believe he is the one, not Gertrude, who deserves the readers sympathy. We know Walter to be an alcoholic, and in all honesty a pretty poor father, however, we(well, I) can also see why he has become like this....   [tags: Lawrence Sons Lovers] 1652 words
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The Oedipus Complex in D.H. Lawrence's Sons and Lovers - At the conclusion of my research and the reading of the novel “Sons and Lovers” by D.H. Lawrence, it could be said that many scholars have agreed that Lawrence’s novel can be used to discuss the Freudian concept of the mother and son relationship. Without much knowledge on the famous psychologists Freud and his psychoanalytic theories it is common for a reader to overlook such an important theme and the detriments of such a passionate mother and son relationship. This paper will try to confirm that there was some kind of an Oedipus relationship between the main character Paul and his mother....   [tags: oedipus complex, sons, lover]
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Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence - Paul Morel, son of Walter and Gertrude Morel gradually gains more love towards his mother, a love different than a typical mother-son love. It becomes a love that prevents him to love anyone else and a love that grows until he decides it has gone to far. In this semi-biographical novel, Sons and Lovers, Paul Morel lives his life similarly to the author D.H. Lawrence. This semi-biographical novel demonstrates psychological, biographical and cultural connections. D.H Lawrence creates an outstanding semi-biographical novel reflecting his life through Paul Morel, demonstrating the Oedipal perspective and basing cultural influences to the actions of most characters....   [tags: paul´s love life, oedipus complex] 1635 words
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Sons and Lovers - Sons and Lovers The Parallels Between Two Families “It is morning again, and she is still here...” These are the words D.H. Lawrence wrote to a friend describing his terminally ill mother in 1913. “I look at my mother and think ‘O Heaven-is this what life brings us to?’ You see mother has had a devilish married life, for nearly forty years- and this is the conclusion- no relief.” (Baron’s Educational Series, 1993). At the time this letter was written Lawrence was fictionalizing his relationship with his mother, as well as the rest of his family, in the novel Sons and Lovers ....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 1545 words
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Sons And Lovers - D.H. Lawrence: Son and Lover “Bildungsroman, a form of fiction which allows the novelist to recreate through the maturing of his protagonist some of his own remembered intensity of experience” (Nivin, Alastair; pg. 34) D.H. Lawrence re-created his own life experience through the writing of Son’s and Lovers, an intensely realistic novel set in a small English mining town, much akin to the town in which he was raised. The son of a miner, Lawrence grew up with a father much like the character of Mr....   [tags: essays research papers] 1133 words
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Sons And Lovers Eaxamine The R - Sons and Lovers: Examine the Relationships Paul has with the Women in his Life. Paul Morel is the main character in DH Lawrence's novel 'Sons and Lovers'. The story charts his early life from when his parents married and the subsequent birth of four children, through childhood and early adulthood to the death of his mother. During this time three women have a major impact on his life, his mother, Miriam and Clara. Each has the most influence at different times in his life and can be attributed to his childhood, being a young man and early adulthood respectively; but each woman's influence carries on to shape Paul into the man he becomes....   [tags: essays research papers] 1769 words
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The Oedipal Overtones in D.H.Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers - D.H. Lawrence was one of the major novelists of the twentieth century English tradition of novel writing. He was an important but controversial writer of contemporary times. The most important element of his writing apart from the innovations he brought to the English novel is his own philosophy concerning sex. D.H. Lawrence made the important contribution to the form of the English novel by bringing new subject matter and by giving the reader instantaneous observation, slackening the puppet strings usually held by the author....   [tags: Oedipus complex, mother, son, affection]
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Sons and Lovers Essay - In the novel, Sons and Lovers, by D.H. Lawrence, the protagonist, Paul Morel, represented the epitome of the phrase “mama’s boy.” Mrs. Morel was very demanding, and smothered Paul to the point where he felt it was wrong to love anyone else but her. Paul’s disturbing infatuation with his mother became an obstacle in what could have blossomed into successful relationships with two very important women in his life, Miriam and Clara. In Chapter 7, Paul shows a yearning for some connection beyond what he shares with his mother....   [tags: essays research papers] 907 words
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Psychoanalytical and Feminist approaches to D. H. Lawrence's Sons and Lovers - Psychoanalytical and Feminist approaches to D. H. Lawrence's Sons and Lovers Psychoanalytical and feminist approaches are two relatively recent critical responses towards literary texts. When applied to D. H. Lawrence's Son's and Lovers, both can be insightful yet problematic at the same time. The theories of psychoanalysis, primarily identified with Sigmund Freud, can be applied to imaginative literature and art in general, in order to study their manifest and latent content, in the same way as Freud studied dreams....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]
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Comparing Maturation in Sons and Lovers, Out Of The Shelter and The Rachel Papers - Comparing Maturation in Sons and Lovers by D.H Lawrence, Out Of The Shelter by David Lodge and The Rachel Papers by Martin Amis   Each of these three novels Sons and Lovers by D.H Lawrence, Out Of The Shelter by David Lodge and The Rachel Papers by Martin Amis, examine the transition between childhood and adulthood of the three main characters in each of the texts. Each author represents this transition by showing how all the characters deal with significant stages or events in their lives. The problems which they encounter lead to the maturation of each character which finally leads to the process of growing up taking place....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Star-Crossed Lovers in Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream - During the Renaissance, comedies and romances include many of the culture’s best, most remarkable, dramatic achievements. According to A Glossary of Literary Terms, edited by M. H. Abrams and Geoffrey Galt Harpham, comedies are written to entertain the audience, with the characters and their humiliations engaging our pleasurable attention rather than our thoughtful concern. Moreover, the audience is “made to feel confident that no great disaster will occur, and usually the action turns out happily for the chief characters” (c....   [tags: romance, comedy, renaissance]
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Setting and Theme of Waiting for Godot and All My Sons - The setting of Waiting for Godot is ‘A country road. A tree. Evening.’ This introduction is in itself just a glimpse of the massive absurdity to which the reader will be subjected throughout the whole play. This absurdity is inflicted in each and every aspect of the play. The reader can easily be baffled by the equally weird antics of the characters. This eccentricity is reflected in the themes, characterization, the plot structure and style of writing of the play. The reader cannot escape this eccentricity and might even be repulsed by the repetition and monotony that this play offers, but on deeper understanding, one can be poignantly touched by the actual meaning of this play....   [tags: Waiting for Godot, All My Sons]
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Tragic Heroes, Joe and Chris Keller, Portrayed in All My Sons - A tragic hero can be defined by several different factors; the hero usually has a major flaw that prevents him from seeing the truth that lies in front of him, which contributes to the character’s peripeteia due to mistaken judgement. This mistake then leads to achieving anagnorisis, usually at the end of the play, but is too late to change anything, and results in death. Both Joe and Chris Keller constitute as being tragic characters of All My Sons because they both make very tragic mistakes and are driven by the disastrous events that begin before the play....   [tags: All My Sons] 1132 words
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Nihilism in Turgenov's Fathers and Sons - Nihilism in Turgenov's Fathers and sons Turgenov’s Fathers and Sons has several characters who hold strong views of the world. Pavel believes that Russia needs structure from such things as institution, religion, and class hierarchy. Madame Odintsov views the world as simple so long as she keeps it systematic and free from interference. This essay will focus on perhaps the most interesting and complex character in Fathers and Sons: Bazarov. Vladimir Nabakov writes that "Turgenov takes his creature [B] out of a self-imposed pattern and places him in the the normal world of chance." By examining Bazarov this essay will make this statement more clear to the reader....   [tags: Fathers and Sons Essays]
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Conflict in All My Sons - Conflict in All My Sons The conflict in the play “All My Sons” in embodied by two different sets of values. The older generation represented by Joe and Kate strongly believed in family values and Pursue of the American dream at any cost. In contradiction, Joe and Anne express the younger generation’s ethics and ideals clearly shown in the thoughts of idealism that money is not the most important thing in life. Even though the younger generation’s ideals are sometimes thought of as being irrational and in conflict with reality, all throughout the play their validity is greater....   [tags: All My Sons Parent Child Relationships Essays] 1097 words
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All My Sons - The quotation “We are the cause of our own obstacles,” by Meister Eckhart is very representative of how life is. The quotation means that the problems in one’s life are caused by that person’s actions. I partially belief this statement because I belief that yes, your actions affect you, they also affect other people as well, causing problems for them that they did not bring on themselves. If I decide to put a coin on a railroad track, when the train comes it will derail. Sure I may go to jail for my actions which shows that I brought the trouble to myself, but it also affects the people who were on the train....   [tags: All My Sons Essays] 710 words
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All My Sons : The Influence of Larry - All My Sons : The Influence of Larry In the book All My Sons, Larry has a big influence on the play. He is part of many of the problems shown in the book. Larry was Joe Keller’s older son and was reported missing three years before the time when the play is set. One of the first things mentioned is that Larry’s tree had been broken down by a gust of wind. You find out that the tree, being Larry’s tree really meant something to the family as Frank says “What’d Kate say?” this shows that it symbolised something important....   [tags: All My Sons by Arthur Miller] 793 words
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Manipulative Kate of All My Sons by Arthur Miller - Manipulative Kate of All My Sons by Arthur Miller All My Sons is a play about the trials and tribulations of the normal everyday suburbia. The play brings out the reality that not everything is perfect. Holes are created by the fight between good and evil. In this play the evil is the act of lying, and the good is the innocence of ignorance. The play starts with an everyday business man given the age-old fight of man versus himself. He had to decide whether or not to ship defective parts. On the one side if he did not, he would lose his business and his life as he knew it....   [tags: All My Sons]
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All My Sons - Life is full of many hard decisions that people have to take, often on the spur of the moment. Some we get right others turn horribly wrong. Joe Keller, the tragic hero of Arthur Miller's play All My Sons, was no different. His whole life was dedicated to his family and their well being but all his plans were undone by one fatally flawed decision. The audience can relate to Joe and feel sympathy for him because he was a good man who did many great things for his family and in the end paid the ultimate price....   [tags: All My Sons by Arthur Miller] 1226 words
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All My Sons - 1. In the play “All My Sons,” by Arthur Miller, the word ‘father’ means the personification of goodness and infallibility to Chris Keller. There was a strong relationship between Chris and his father, Joe. Everything Joe had done in his life was for Chris. His entire factory was intended for Chris once he retired. 2. Throughout the play, there was question of Joe’s innocence in the death of twenty-one pilots, who were flying planes that had parts from Joe’s factory. Chris strongly believed that his father played no part in those deaths and that the blame lay solely on Joe’s partner, Herbert Deever....   [tags: All My Sons by Arthur Miller] 707 words
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The Lovers - The lovers meet in secluded places. Tonight, it is the little cafe on the Rue de La ____. They hide their fears from each other, just as they hide their faces from passers-by. They are so very discreet. The warm wind reminds them of the passage of time, and they stand as one person. He leaves a tip. Glancing about, they melt into the crowd, only to meet once more at the street. A nod, a smile, and then he hails a cab. He holds the door for her, then closes it. He overpays the driver, turns abruptly and walks off into the twilight....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 967 words
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Disillusionment in All My Sons by Arthur Miller - Disillusionment in All My Sons by Arthur Miller One of the central themes of All My Sons is the disillusionment of the young, and this theme can be traced through the character Chris, who comes to be disenchanted with his family, society and himself by realizing that none of these is as moral as he once believed. When he finally finds out through questioning his father that his father is, in fact, guilty of knowingly shipping out the cracked cylinder heads, he says to his father “What the hell are you....   [tags: Arthur Miller All My Sons] 617 words
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Reference to a Proposed Production of a play All My Sons - Reference to a Proposed Production of a play All My Sons Dear Mr Smith, I am writing to you with reference to your proposed production of my play 'All My Sons'. I, like most authors, have standards and expectations for productions of my writing, which is why I have decided to write to you and inform you of some criteria that might help you in the production of 'All My Sons'. In the 1920's after the First World War, many countries were bankrupt because of the amount of money they had invested into the war....   [tags: All My Sons Plays Drama Theatre Essays] 3398 words
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How Miller Presents Joe Keller as a Tragic Hero in All My Sons - How Miller Presents Joe Keller as a Tragic Hero in All My Sons Joe Keller is a man who loves and values his family very much. Like most Americans he has given everything so he can have the big house, the fancy car and the bulging wallet. He has given everything so he can have the American Dream. Unfortunately for Keller, everything isn't as perfect as it seems. "All My Sons" is a very tragic play. It shows how a man can sacrifice everything including the honour of his name to make his family prosperous....   [tags: All My Sons Arthur Miller Essays] 1451 words
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The Dangers of Shirking Responsibility in Arthur Miller's All My Sons - The Dangers of Shirking Responsibility in Arthur Miller's All My Sons          Arthur Miller's All My Sons is a well-made play in every sense of that term. It not only is carefully and logically constructed, but  addresses its themes fully and effectively. The play communicates different ideas on war, materialism, family, and honesty. However, the main focus, especially at the play's climax, is the issue of personal responsibility. In particular, Miller demonstrates the dangers of shirking responsibility and, then, ascribing blame to others....   [tags: All My Sons Essays Miller Papers]
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Joe Keller as the Tragic Hero in Miller's All My Sons - Joe Keller as the Tragic Hero in Miller's All My Sons Ancient Greek tragedies were almost always about a protagonist with a tragic flaw. This flaw dictates the stories events and leads to the eventual downfall of the protagonist. The story cannot end until the protagonist has realised his flaw and tries to remedy it. This very often involves the protagonist dieing in an attempt to make right what wrongs he may have caused. Arthur Miller has borrowed this idea as a base for his play ‘All My Sons’....   [tags: Arthur Miller All My Sons Literature Essays] 2634 words
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