What are D. H. Lawrence's philosophy of life and views of civilization and society as expressed in Sons and Lovers?

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One of D. H. Lawrence's philosophies of life, present in his novel Sons and Lovers, concerns the effect of the modern, industrial age. The modern, industrial age has created imprisonment, physically, psychologically, and emotionally.

The imprisonment of the industrial age is first portrayed through the father, Walter Morel, who was a very handsome man full of potential but turns out to be a drunkard trapped in the low-income earnings of a miner in the industrial age because of his poor education. In fact, he hated books and "er canna see what there is i'...

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