In order to understand the novel completely i need to know about the setting, mood and especially characterization of the second chapter of sons and lovers.
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The chapter's main setting is the Morel home, its symbolic setting is the meadow. Mrs. Morel gains insight into her life while in the meadow. In Chapter I, she was at peace among the flowers in her garden (the flowers will become an important symbol). The Modernist literary movement borrowed the Romantic tradition of transcendence in nature and frequently transplanted it to a number of other settings, including urban ones. James Joyce and Virginia Woolf, especially, were fascinated with how the single momentJoyce preferred the term "epiphany"; Woolf, "moments of being"could elevate a human beyond his normal mental and spiritual state into a transcendent vision of himself and the world. Lawrence continues to use nature as the setting for these epiphanies, and it seems a logical choice for Mrs. Morel, constrained by her house and the nearby dirty mines.