Lady Chatterley's Lover - Unesp S\u00c3O PAULO STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF SCIENCES HUMANITIES AND LANGUAGES ASSIS DANIELE DE OLIVEIRA BUENO THE

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Unesp SÃO PAULO STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF SCIENCES, HUMANITIES AND LANGUAGES - ASSIS DANIELE DE OLIVEIRA BUENO THE DIMENSION OF THE FEMININE SPACE AND MORAL STRUCTURE IN “LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER” ENGLISH-LANGUAGE LITERATURE III 2019
INTRODUCTION This thesis aims to analyze the construction of morality during the early twentieth century in the light of the behavior of the main character, Constance, of the novel Lady Chatterley (1928) by D.H. Lawrence. In order to verify some of the author's choices to deal with the literary universe of the novel, we will observe traces of the composition of the character and his attitudes of subject that reacts to the social restrictions. From the description of the novel, we will demonstrate the main notions given how sociohistorical aspects of the context of production and reception of the work. Even if Lawrence's narrative is so lyrical, that the sex be described by expressions so full of lyricism and singleness that there are never any glimpses of perversions, yet the physical loves of Lady Chatterley and Oliver Mellors caused quite negative reactions. Lady Chatterley's Lover, completed in 1928 but banned from being released in England, discusses controversial subjects such as adultery, politics and industrial revolution, and one of the highlights is the relationship of the main character, Lady Chatterley and Mellors, the her husband's gamekeeper. The novel was banned, among other reasons, for dealing with a relationship between people of different social classes and for detailing the intimate encounters of the two. The prohibition left us two concerns: what was in this book that could be censored? What democracies and societies were these capable of banning books? The behavior of Constance Chatterley was also cause for estrangement. In the Victorian era, when women began to vindicate their rights and reject the role of slave in the home, between the 'perfect woman' and the courtesan, guardian of morality and chastity, the new concept for the genre and to be seen as a threat to the virtue of 'fragile' sex. At the end of the nineteenth century, some literary characters were created with the intention of presenting this new woman, who freed herself from mere domestic duties and found herself to be also sexual. Constance Chatterley is one of those characters, which justifies the repression that the book of Lawrence suffered, since it dealt with an innovative subject by the standards of the time.
We have seen in romances and historical moments battlefields in which various speeches clashed. Liberalizing discourses, anti-racists, feminists and liberators were digressing in the lands of history with conservative, racist, misogynist and oppressive discourses.

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