Mabel's sullen depression is beautifully depicted by Lawrence when she visits the graves in the church yard. How does he convey the depth of her depression so that the reader is not "suprised" at her suicide attempt?
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Consider the dark and depressing diction used by Lawrence as Mabel makes her way to the grave yard, it is pretty sad. This reflects Mabel's own mood of futility and loss,
It was a grey, wintry day, with saddened, dark-green fields and an atmosphere blackened by the smoke of foundries not far off. She went quickly, darkly along the causeway, heeding nobody, through the town to the churchyard.