The Death of the Fox in The Fox by D.H. Lawrence

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The Death of the Fox in The Fox by D.H. Lawrence In D.H. Lawrence’s story “The Fox”, there are many different aspects and passages that can be discussed. The one that strikes me the most is when Henry kills the fox. “It’s me,” says Henry; I’ve shot the fox.” (612) It signifies Henry’s big conquest. It is a sign that he has succeeded to possess March. From the very beginning of the story, the fox is described as a demon at the Bailey Farm. The fox “carried off the hens under the very noses of March and Banford” (582) who take care of the farm. It seems like the fox is successful in avoiding March and Banford and “the fox really exasperated them both” (582). However, one evening, March sees the fox and he sees her. “She was spell-bound--she knew he knew her. So he looked into her eyes, and her soul failed her” (583). March get this strange feeling and she is confused. She does not shoot him. Instead, she “put her gun to her shoulder” and follows him. March walks after him and “in her heart she was determined to find him” (583). It keeps happening to March, again and again. It s...

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