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Question: DH Lawrence Research Paper
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1. Describe industrialization in England in the early 20th century
a. What role did the mining industry play in this process?

2. Create a profile of a coal miner during that time
a. Include information about their attitude, modes of life, habits, income etc.

3. Explain Freud’s five stages of psycho-sexual development and Fredrick Neitzsche’s philosophy.

4. Explain the Oedipus complex.

5. Who is D.H. Lawrence? How is his experience relatable to the text?

6. What is suggested by the title of the novel?

Answer: Brief Story of Oedipus
Oedipus was first born of King Laius and queen Jocasta. Laius visited the oracle who prophesized that if he had a son, this son was fated to kill him and his son would grow up to marry his wife ( His son’s mother ). When, therefore, Jocasta, his wife, bore him a son, in fear of the oracle Laius decides to put him son to death. Thus, he sent his son out to a field and where he would be devoured by wild beasts. The baby was found by shepherds and raised by King Polybus and Queen Merope (who were childless) in the city of Corinth.
In Corinth Oedipus grew to manhood, believing himself to be the son of his adopted parents. He soon visited the oracle of Delphi and once again the oracle told him” Keep far away from your father! If you meet him you will kill him. Then you will marry your mother, and have children who would be fated to crime and misfortune.” Believ...(short extract)

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  • Subject: English Literature
  • Course: English Literature
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 5403
  • Date submitted: November 25, 2015
  • Date written: October, 2014
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6901

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