What kind of person is Mabel? How do her brothers treat her? How does she feel about her brothers? What dilemma does she face as the story begins?

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In D.H. Lawrence’s story, Mabel is a young woman who is living with three adult brothers after their parents have died. They are all facing a major upheaval because they all must leave the ranch; even selling the furniture would generate almost no income. Her self-centered brothers have made their plans independently and have not helped her at all. They take her for granted, and insult her with...

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