The Rainbow is a bitter condemnation of the industrial society. Is this true?
In many ways the fiction of Lawrence amounts to a critique of industrial society, which he saw as being usually bad for those who lived through it. This is shown in this text through the history of one family, the Brangwens, which follows them from pre-industrial times to the industrial age. Note the idyllic way in which Lawrence describes their lives in pre-industrial times:
So the Brangwens came and went without fear of necessity, working hard because of the life that...
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