How one can consider Sons and Lovers as a psychological novel?

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Freud's "Oedipus complex" is the central theme of the novel Sons and Lovers. With this book, the author, D. H. Lawrence, offers an insight into a complex psychological problem. The Oedipus complex is a Freudian theory that refers to the sexual attraction of a child to his parent. Sons and Lovers is the first psychoanalytical novel in the English language. It recreates the author's personal experiences through the protagonist, Paul Morel.

Gertrude Morel nurses the pain of an abusive marriage. Her sons, William and Paul, grow up to hate their father and be protective toward their mother. William, the older son, is Gertrude's favorite, and he does everything to please her. After his death, a devastated Gertrude intensifies...

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