The Rainbow and Women in Love

4 April 2015
An analysis of D.H. Lawrence modern literary style as opposed to the old one.

This paper examines the new literary style in D. H. Lawrence’s novels The Rainbow and Women in Love. These novels depict characters that undergo a transformation process by which are transformed into citizens of the modern, urban world, become more sophisticated and search for connections and relationships that replace old ones.
D.H. Lawrence’s The Rainbow, published in 1915, remains a compelling and moving story about the different ways in which people can become imprisoned in their lives and the strength of both social convention and the expectations of others. And yet there is also in this novel, which was denounced as obscene when it was published, a sense of the strength that individuals possess to make their own way. Lawrence’s novel must thus be considered modern in two senses: both in the style of writer that the author uses throughout and in the world that he depicts. The old order of both literary style and social hierarchy were being if not quite destroyed by the Great War then certainly badly damaged by it and Lawrence’s writings were part of the new world order that was being created at the moment of this novel’s birth.
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