Exploration of Man-Woman Relationship in D.H. Lawrence’s The Lost Girl

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Nivedita R. Karun


D.H.Lawrence’sThe Lost Girl was first published in the year 1920. Of the many writers on the Man-Woman relationship, D.H.Lawrence continues to stand out as one of the most intelligent and articulate one. Although he was famous for novels, stories and poems, he also wrote a number of powerful essays where he spelled out his ideas on love, which took shape during the writing of his novels. A direct, forceful and extreme sensibility was seen in those essays. Human beings who are seeking to understand the lessons of Man-Woman relationship can learn a great deal from him. This paper discusses the man-woman relationship in the novel The Lost Girl through the protagonist Alvina Houghton.The novel is set in the European context synthesizing socio-cultural relationship. The writer looks into the lower middle class group and their problems set in the coal fields, small towns, artistic groups etc. There is some microscopic analysis of the social connection which is revealed through the conversation of the characters that were in different temperamental approaches. We can apply the Freudian psychoanalysis to this novel. The man-woman relationship is revealed through an analytical approach magnifying the minute details of the novel.

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