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

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How can one interpret "The Horse Dealer's Daughter" using a mythological/archetypal analysis?

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I suppose one way to do this would be to examine the way in which love overrules judgement. This is an archetypal theme and is present in so many stories, mythological or otherwise. If we look at the story carefully, we see that the sudden love that is kindled between Mabel and Fergusson is something that completely overpowers them both, but in particular the qualms that Fergusson has about Mabel's class and social status. Consider the way that the...

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