Sons and Lovers

Women in Lawrence's Sons and Lovers College

The way G]gender is conventionally defined and how it is divided and characterized orients the perception of masses. The two genders are different in terms of biological factors but language functions in such a way that some character traits and behavior systems have already been associated in definitions of each gender. Probably the ink belonged to the man, because what we know of a woman is something tender, submissive, passive, nurturer or emotional. This is how the male ink impregnated art and literature with female stereotypes. Whether D.H. Lawrence in Sons and Lovers has propagated the same myth or has brought models of women who break away the generalizations provided to them is a matter of concern in this paper.

Readers find that the realistic novel Sons and Lovers chooses women equally to trace social and political changes in London. In the very beginning we are introduced with Mrs Morel who after eight years of marriage “despised him” and understands that she has drowned herself into “poverty and ugliness and meanness.” She has “curious, receptive mind” and can talk of religion, philosophies or politics which Mr Morel could not. Readers get to know how dominant the factor of class was through the frustration of this “...

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