D.H. Lawrence's work is quite well known for its very
significant examinations of the relationship between men and
women. Many critics have posited that the emphasis on such
social phenomena was due to the fact Lawrence had a very
dependent relationship with his mother. His father wasn't
someone for whom he cared much but his mother served as
something of an idol and, ultimately as a model upon which many
of the female characters in his stories would be based.
Much can be read into Lawrence's stories, as they
relate to women. It is quite clear from his
characterizations that Lawrence saw the opposite sex as playing
the role of victims -- a great deal of the time. Indeed,
he saw them as independent and capable individuals who were, for
the most part, constantly "kept down" by men, who only felt
powerful when controlling the women in their lives.
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