D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930) Marcia Regina Vitor Santos Vinícius Sampaio Silva
• D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930), English novelist, storywriter, critic, poet and painter, one of the greatest figures in 20th- century English literature. "Snake" and "How Beastly the Bourgeoisie is" are probably his most anthologized poems.
David Herbert Lawrence• Born on September 11, 1885, in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, central England.• The fourth child of a struggling coal miner, a heavy drinker. Mother: a former schoolteacher, greatly superior in education to her husband. Lawrences childhood was dominated by poverty and friction between his parents.• Educated at Nottingham High School, to which he had won a scholarship.• Worked as a clerk in a surgical appliance factory and then for four years as a pupil-teacher.• After studies at Nottingham University, Lawrence matriculated at 22 and briefly pursued a teaching career.• Lawrences mother died in 1910; he helped her die by giving her an overdose of sleeping medicine.
Childhood Please note thatAs a child, he hated physical Eastwood was widelygames like football or cricket open to the neighbouringand preferred the quiet countryside as shown bycompany of little girls. Indeed, this photograph.he suffered bad moments atBeauvale School...
...where he was found girlishby his schoolmates.
Achievement Romance: Jessie ChambersLawrence also received a good religious education whichgave him a thorough knowledge of the Bible.Congregationalism was the religion of his family, orrather of his mother.At the age of 12 he won ascholarship to Nottingham High School ; and this meant:- long days from 7am to 7pm,- financial difficulties forMrs Lawrence (but her ambition for her son was suchthat she was prepared to make great sacrifices)- rathergood results at school, but nothing exceptional. In thesummer 1901, Bert met Jessie Chambers, the daughterof a nearby farmer...
Mrs Frieda Weekley In Sept. 1906 D.H. Lawrence was 21:
“Odour of Chrysanthemums”One of D. H. Lawrence’s most accomplished stories,written in 1909.-- A dramatic moment in the life of Mrs. Elizabeth Bates and the death of her husband, Walter Bates.-- Lawrence presents his parents’ marriage in the story
Characters (1) JohnElizabeth Bates -Elizabeth Bates son- a Housewife -a small, sturdy boy of five- a tall woman of - “nasty,” like destroying flowers imperious mien -indifferent to all but himself Annie- a handsome woman - Elizabeth Bates daughter with definite black - a naïve girl eyebrows -a schoolgirl with curly hair that- a pregnant woman. is different from her father’s blonde color
Characters (2)Elizabeth Bates mother-in-law-an elderly woman about sixty years old-Walter’s social superior, a teacher who was keen to develop the talents of her children.Walter-Elizabeth Bates’ husband- a miner who is a drunker- blond, full-fleshed, with fine limbs-died for suffocation
Summary• Part 1- In a winter day, Elizabeth Bates, a coal miners wife, waited anxiously for her husband to return for dinner. Her husband didn’t come home.• Part 2- Elizabeth looked for her husband, and her mother-in-law came. Her husband was killed accidentally that he died of suffocation.
4:30- Elizabeth and her son, John, waited the father’s coming to begin tea.4:45- Elizabeth’s daughter, Annie, came home late, and they sat down to tea.5:40- Elizabeth complained her husband’s drunk behavior.6:40- Children went to bed. Elizabeth concerned for the father’s safety but still felt angry.8:00-Elizabeth went out and looked for her husband. John Rigley helped her look for her husband.9:00~9:30-She sat and waited in the house. She felt uneasy.9:45- Her mother-in-law came.10:30- Matthews and Jim carried Walters corpse into the parlor. Elizabeth washed the body with her mother-in-law. They put clothes on him and locked the parlors door.
Some SymbolsReading the text, it’s possible to identify some symbols that represents the main ideas around Elizabeth:Chrysanthemums: representing the sweet beginning of Elizabeth’s marriage as well as the pale colour in which her marriage had become;Darkness: the word darkness in some parts of the writing brings the idea of disappointment and loneliness to which Elizabeth was subjected. She had an unhappy life beside her drunk husband, who’s suffocated to die;The broken vase: represents the end of the marriage.
ThemeA. Industrial Revolution -Industrial blight against nature beautyB. Life and death -The chrysanthemums, which bloom a little while in the fall and then die, are symbolic of the fragility of the inner lives.C. Marriage. -Their marriage had been dead before her husband lost his life that night in the mine. -Elizabeth never appreciated what she could have had with Walter.