D. H. Lawrence by Ronald P. Draper (auth.)

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Morel and her children, especially Paul. An example is the return of Mrs. Morel from Bestwood market: She dropped her string bag and her packages on the table. ' she asked, going to the oven. 'The last one is soaking,' he replied. 'You needn't look. ' she said, closing the oven door. 'You know what a wretch I've said he was? ' The boy was attentive to her. She took off her little black bonnet. 'No. ' 'It would me/ said Paul. 'Well, one can't wonder at it. ' She took the dish out of its rag of newspaper, and stood looking on it with joy.

And she was gone, intermingled herself. He wanted her to touch him, have him alongside with her. But no, he would not give in. Turning sharply, he walked towards the city's gold phosphorescence. His fists were shut, his mouth set fast. He would not take that direction, to the darkness, to follow her. He walked towards the faintly humming, glowing town, quickly. This ends Sons and Lovers where it had begun, with the individual in relation to the industrial society, here embodied in the city of Nottingham, in which Paul's life has to be lived out.

H. LA WHENCE warm pebbles, then shrinking from the deep weight of cold his hand encountered as he burrowed under the surface wrist-deep. In the end he found the cold mystery of the deep sand also thrilling. He pushed in his hands again and deeper, enjoying the almost hurt of the dark, heavy coldness. For the sun and the white flower of the bay were breathing and kissing him dry, were holding him in their warm concave, like a bee in a flower, like himself on the bosom of Helena, and flowing like the warmth of her breath in his hair came the sunshine, breathing near and lovingly; yet, under all, was this deep mass of cold, that the softness and warmth merely floated upon.

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