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sons-and-lovers-d-h-lawrencePaul Morel, Chapter 13ove should give a sense of freedom, not of prison.Sources:, Encyclopaedia Britannica, The Guardian, History.comCopyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.StockingsSymbolize the ways women are constrained by societySwingCaptures the back-and-forth nature of Paul and Miriams loveSymbolsFireRepresents the sometimes destructive force of passionSensual, married woman; only wants a superficial, physical relationship with PaulClara DawesSpiritual, thoughtful young woman; longs for a deeper connection with PaulMiriam LeiversUnhappy housewife; obsessively focuses her love and energy on her sonsGertrude MorelPassionate young man whose love for his mother stunts other romantic relationshipsPaul MorelMain CharactersHeavily censored and ostracized in his time, author D.H. Lawrence is now heralded as one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Best known for his controversial, erotic novels—including Lady Chatterleys Lover and Sons and Lovers—Lawrence wrote works steeped in human sensuality and desire.D.H. LAWRENCE18851930AuthorSocietal mores, addiction, and fear keep characters from their dreams.BondageCharacters swing violently between love and hate as they define relationships. Passion & LoveMrs. Morels suffocating love keeps her sons from pursuing their passions.Oedipus ComplexGertrude Morel hates her husband but loves her two sons, William and Paul. As the boys age, they seek love from other women. After William dies, Paul feels torn between his passionate commitment to his mother and his longing to connect with other women.Unlocking the Secrets of Passion & LoveTHEMESEnglishOriginal Language1913Year PublishedD.H. LawrenceAuthorSons and Lovers DramaNovel

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