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Driving Questions. Characters: Isabel, Bertie and Maurice. The story begins with Isabel\'s listening for two sounds and finishes with her accepting the two men, seeing one satisfied and one vanquished. How are Bertie and Maurice set against one another? What part does Isabel play in the middle of the two men? Spaces and the two treks to the ranch: The spaces in the story are likewise set rather than each othe
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The Ideologies in D. H. Lawrence\'s "The Blind Man" from England, My England, and Other Stories (1922)

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Leading Questions Characters : Isabel, Bertie and Maurice . The story begins with Isabel\'s listening for two sounds and closures with her getting the two men, seeing one satisfied and one vanquished. How are Bertie and Maurice set against each other? What part does Isabel play in the middle of the two men? Spaces and the two treks to the homestead : The spaces in the story are additionally set rather than each other. How is the homestead unique in relation to the house? How are Isabel\'s and Bertie\'s outing to the homestead unique in relation to and like each other? The closure : What does the men\'s touching each other mean? Typical implications: the scar, light and dimness, feline, touch, bloom dish, and so on

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Three Levels of the Story & Possible Approaches

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Introduction A. structure of the content 1. Starting: pp 400 – 403 "So Bertie was coming. . . " 2 nd standard. Flashback-The foundation of the story 2. The Present time a. Isabel\'s outing for Maurice pp. 404-406 b. Maurice in his own particular room. pp. 407-8 c. Bertie\'s landing Isabel d. tea and discussion pp. 409-e. Bertie\'s excursion for Maurice p. 413

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Human Encounters in the Modern World Isabel and Maurice –post-injury disorder (melancholy), detachment and closeness; p. 401 Bertie\'s trepidation of closeness p. 401 What constitute individual other than thought and activity? "There is something else. . . " Bertie\'s untruth p. 414

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Lawrence\'s rationality " The mind is. . . the terminal instrument of the dynamic awareness. It transmutes what is a sure flux into a specific settled figure. . . The brain is the instrument of intruments; it is not an inventive reality." Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious 247 "For the blood is the substance of the spirit, and of the most profound awareness. It is by blood that we are: and it is by the heart and liver that we live and move and have our being, are one and unified. ( Apropos 111) "The blood likewise considers, inside a man, hazily and awkwardly. . .

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Lawrence\'s logic (2) present day – "We generally need a "conclusion," an end." Primitive –having legendary and typical awareness. "To them a musing was a finished condition of feeling mindfulness, an aggregate feeling, a developing thing, in which feeling extended into feeling in awareness till there was a feeling of totality. ( Apocalypse 80)

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I. The primitive man versus the scholarly man A. Maurice and Bertie\'s Differences         1. Occupation         2. Appearance: M p. 406; B 409         3. Attributes: M p. 407; B 410 B. Maurice: Blood Consciousness C. creature life versus scholarly life; murkiness versus light The steady p. 405 - agriculturist\'s home 404- - Isabel\'s home 406

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I. The primitive man versus the scholarly man Maurice: typical implications connected with him– the feline (409, 413) and his touch (405, 407) Touches of the blossom dish 409-410 The last "touches" –to know each other Is Maurice truly a primitive man? What about the treament of the rancher\'s family?

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Ideologies (1): "primitive man" Lawrence\'s conflicting belief system of the common laborers and primitive man. Thoughtful with the specialists, Fascinated by primitive society Uses them to express his faith in blood awareness without truly understanding them. In the middle of common laborers and white collar class belief systems; Does not concur with specialist\'s strikes.

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II. Belief systems (2): Homosexuality A. Maurice and Berties\' relationship images of sexuality: e.g. stable, shaking hands, pulping sweet roots, the stroking of the dim feline Lawrence\'s conflict with homosexuality

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II. D.H Lawrence\'s misogyny displayed on Isabel generalization of ladies\' pregenancy the scene of the appearance in a mirror a feeling of ownership - load

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Dualism in Lawrence Dark/light; blood/mind; creature/creepy crawly; Moisture/dry; arousing quality/astuteness; Sun/moon; man/lady; male independence/group

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Terry Eagleton\'s Views: Lawrence\'s inconsistencies about organicism "What Lawrence\'s work sensationalizes, actually, is a disagreement inside the Romantic humanist convention itself, between its corporate and independent parts. . . . [Lawrence\'s] social organicism conclusively rejects the atomistic, robotic belief systems of mechanical free enterprise, yet in the meantime subsumes the estimations of common liberal custom: sensitivity, closeness, empathy, the centrality of the "individual" (p 158)

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Lawrence\'s Views: organicism (2) These inconsistencies go to an emergency in Lawrence with the First World War, the most traumatic occasion of his life. The war means the authoritative breakdown of the liberal humanist legacy , with its benevolistic vision and "individual" qualities , making room for the " dull divine forces\' of control, activity, chain of importance, individual separateness, enchanted unoriginality—to put it plainly, for a social request which rejects the "female" standard of sympathy and sexual closeness for the "male" guideline of force . (158)

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