|FREUDIAN THEMES IN D.H. LAWRENCE’S SONS AND LOVERS
In his book, Sons and Lovers, Author D.H. Lawrence demonstrates a classic Oedipal fixation manifested both through the actions of the protagonist and the writing of the author. Both Paul’s devotion and later destruction of his mother evidence a psychosexually underdeveloped man.
The story begins from the mother’s perspective, and quickly establishes her virtue as a mother by the love her children bear for her. At the same time we are shown a villainized image of the father, when we see him distressing his wife with his drinking and his temper. The first three chapters develop both the worsening relationship between Mr. And Mrs. Morel, and the degree of love that Mrs. Morel has for her children, especially the old