Lawrence is always concerned with the relation between men and women, specifically with the struggle between the male and female principles. The duality inherent in life is thus one of his main themes. In Sons and Lovers this struggle concerns Paul Morel's allegiance to his mother, who couldn't bear to think that any of her sons would be condemned to manual labor, over the semiliterate robustness of his father, who "hated books, hated the sight of anyone reading or writing."
As in many of his works, Lawrence also dramatizes his hatred of industrialism. Here he does so by...
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