D. H. Lawrence: Misogyny as Ideology in His Later Works of Fiction and Nonfiction

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Critics continue to debate Lawrence's attitude toward women: Some say Lawrence is a misogynist, some say he is an egalitarian, and others say he is ambivalent toward women. If Lawrence's works are divided into two chronological periods, before and after 1918, these differences of opinions begin to dissolve. Lawrence is fair in his treatment of women in the earlier works; however, in his later works Lawrence restricts women to what he calls the sensual realm, the realm of feelings and emotions. In addition, Lawrence denounces all women who assert individuality and self-responsibility. In the later works, Lawrence's ideology restricts the ... continued below

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Hester, Vicki M. August 1991.

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Critics continue to debate Lawrence's attitude toward women: Some say Lawrence is a misogynist, some say he is an egalitarian, and others say he is ambivalent toward women. If Lawrence's works are divided into two chronological periods, before and after 1918, these differences of opinions begin to dissolve. Lawrence is fair in his treatment of women in the earlier works; however, in his later works Lawrence restricts women to what he calls the sensual realm, the realm of feelings and emotions. In addition, Lawrence denounces all women who assert individuality and self-responsibility. In the later works, Lawrence's ideology restricts the role of women and presents male supremacy as the natural and necessary order for human existence.

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Hester, Vicki M. D. H. Lawrence: Misogyny as Ideology in His Later Works of Fiction and Nonfiction, thesis, August 1991; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500651/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .