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D. H. Lawrence

Sons and Lovers

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1913

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Essay Topics


How does the novel make use of objects in nature to explore the theme of The Immediacy of Emotion?


To what extent can the relationship between Gertrude and Paul be considered an example of the Oedipus complex? To what extent does their relationship diverge from an Oedipal dynamic?


Select two characters and analyze how their understandings of The Role of Women in society overlap and diverge. What do these different understandings say about the generational, social, and personal differences between the characters?