The Triumph of the Strategies of Submission: Constance in Lady Chatterley’s Lover
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- D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Constance, Strategies of Submission
Lady Chatterley’s Lover has long been condemned as an indecent and obscene book to read. Its author D. H. Lawrence also has been taken as a male chauvinist who has degraded women in his novels. This paper appeals that we need to start from the idea that Lawrence is firstly an insightful writer, rather than a sexist. Lawrence is, in effect, a humanist who thinks man and woman are two parts of human relationships. It is their unison that makes human life complete. This paper sets to illustrate this argument through a close reading of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, one of D. H. Lawrence’s most representative but controversial works. The novel’s heroine Constance dares to activate her life in a society full of moral and religious hindrance for women. She struggles to live a dynamic and complete life on her own, and eventually wins her success against the patriarchal society with her strategies of submission.
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TY - CONF AU - Hongyan Du PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/17 TI - The Triumph of the Strategies of Submission: Constance in Lady Chatterley’s Lover BT - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 404 EP - 407 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.465 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.201215.465 ID - Du2020 ER -