Is the character Paul Morel in Sons and Lovers based on the life of the author, D.H. Lawrence?

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linda-allen eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Yes, the story of Paul Morel is based on D. H. Lawrence's own life. The eNotes essay "Lawrence's Novel as a Bildungsroman" (linked below) discusses how the author uses the fictional Morel to explore the difficulties of negotiating the "the pull of family and culture to cultivate his individuality." See also the other eNotes articles below.

swaggartp | Student

yes becasue its decribing his own life, but by creating a different character.