The Horse Dealer's Daughter by D. H. Lawrence

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In "The Horse Dealer's Daughter," what is Mabel's situation within her family? What is her relationship with her brothers? What are her feelings for her mother? For her father?

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It is clear from the ways in which her brothers treat her and discuss her future without compassion or care that Mabel does not occupy a very good position in the family of which she is a part. At the beginning of the story, when she and her three brothers are together for what may well be the last time whilst they overlook the dissolution of their family and their belongings, the brothers discuss what she might do without really including...

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