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D. H. Lawrence

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odour-of-chrysanthemums-d-h-lawrenceNarrator, They Lay Out the Bodyhe had denied him what he was—she saw it now. She had refused him as himself.Sources: Academy of American Poets,, The GuardianCopyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.GardenMirrors the alienation between Walter and ElizabethWinding-EngineStands for the mechanized world, the illusion of human-made timeHearthRepresents family harmony, where differences are toleratedSymbolsElizabeths alcoholic, hardworking, coal miner husband; remains elusive even in deathWalter BatesFrustrated, morally strict wife; learns there are limits to what she can controlElizabeth BatesElizabeth and Walters rebellious, five-year-old son; already eager to be a manJohn BatesMain CharactersElizabeth and Walters sensitive, young daughter; still yearns for romanceAnnie BatesThe son of a coal miner and schoolteacher, Lawrence began writing early in life, eventually publishing short stories, novels, plays, and criticism. He is best known for writing candidly about sexuality; some of his writing, most famously Lady Chatterleys Lover, was banned in England during his lifetime.D.H. LAWRENCE18851930AuthorDeath can represent a cruel fate, or it can be a call to action.Existentialism or DeterminismNature and death always defeat efforts to bring order and predictability to life.Linear & Cyclical TimeWomen “make allowancesfor mens actions—and both know their place.Gender BinaryDuring the height of Englands Industrial Revolution, Elizabeth Bates arrives at some bitter realizations about her life as a working-class woman when her husband, Walter, fails to come home from work at the coal mine. Elizabeth later marvels at Walters dead body and harbors regrets.Death, the Great EqualizerTHEMESEnglishOriginal Language1911Year PublishedD.H. LawrenceAuthorFictionShort StoryOdour of Chrysanthemums

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