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In D.H. Lawrence's "The Horse Dealer's Daughter," what powerful feeling do both Mabel and the doctor share?

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Both Dr. Ferguson and Mabel, following his rescue of her from trying to drown herself, experience a serious sexual awakening as they literally are overcome by passion and their reason is overpowered by feeling. What is important to note is that we are told this scene in the story focusing on the feelings of Dr. Ferguson rather than Mabel, so we can only see and hear what Dr. Ferguson is thinking and just hear the words and see the actions that Mabel does. Dr. Ferguson feels in Mabel's control and overcome by...

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