Presentation on theme: "D.H. Lawrence 1885-1930 Lawrence is born in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, 11 September 1885."— Presentation transcript:
D.H. Lawrence Lawrence is born in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, 11 September 1885
Pupil teacher at Eastwood, Student at University College, Nottingham,
Holds teaching post in Croydon, Engaged to Louie Burrows. Death of mother, Lydia Lawrence, Dec. 1910
Breaks off engagement with Louie Burrows. Resigns teaching post, Feb. 1912Meets Frieda Weekley, the German wife of Professor Weekley, March 1912
Goes to Germany with Frieda, May 1912Stays in Italy, England, Germany and Switzerland,
Marries Frieda Weekley in London, July 1914 Resident mainly in Cornwall during the war, Endures hostility and suspicion of being a spy Prosecution and suppression of The Rainbow, Nov Moves from London to Hermitage, Berkshire, Resident in Middleton-by-Wirksworth, Derbyshire,
Leaves England, Nov 1919Travels to Italy, then Capri and Sicily, Visits to Sardinia, Italy and GermanyTravels to Ceylon and Australia, 1922
Reaches Taos, New Mexico via San Francisco, Sep 1922Visits Mexico and settles in Chapala, 1923 Visits New York and Los Angeles, 1923In England, France and Germany before returning to New Mexico,
Returns to New Mexico and visits Mexico, Returns to Europe. Settles near Florence, Last visit to England and Eastwood area, Aug 1926 Lives in Switzerland before moving to South of France,
'Lady Chatterley's Lover' attacked in press Paintings seized from exhibition at Warren Gallery, LondonLawrence dies in Vence, South of France, 2 March 1930
D.H. Lawrence To him modern world (money, industrialism) seemed to have corrupted man’s emotional life. He thought the salvation of modern civilization lies in free expression of emotions and in true personal relationships, especially those of man and women in love. My great religion is a belief in the blood, the flesh, as being wiser than the intellect. We can go wrong in our minds. But what our blood feels and believes and says, is always true. The intellect is only a bit and a bridle.
“The Rocking Horse Winner” Analyze the relationship between mother and son. Analyze the relationship between “luck” and “love.” Analyze the relationship between the natural and the supernatural (the realistic and the mythical).
“The Rocking Horse Winner” The narrator often mentions Paul’s eyes in this story. Why? Find some of the different ways that he describes them. Describe Paul’s relationship with his rocking-horse? How does he treat it? How does the rocking-horse function symbolically? What is the short story saying about consumerism? Lawrence wrote during the peak of Freudian analysis and was a believer in many, though not all, of Freud’s theories. How are the following concepts utilized in Lawrence’s short story? a. Oedipal complex b. Repression