D.H. Lawrence's influence on womanhood and sexuality - EXPeditions

D.H. Lawrence's influence on womanhood and sexuality

by Lara Feigel
  • Key point 1
    D.H. Lawrence evoked strong opposing reactions from women who read his works. Part of what makes women respond so intensely to Lawrence is his modern female characters, some of whom were inspired by his wife, Frieda.
  • Key point 2
    Lawrence saw the unconscious as a bodily organ that hadn’t had enough free play, and he thought that we became too driven by our will rather than by an ease and instinct. Sex was only one aspect of that.
  • Key point 3
    As far as Lawrence’s reputation was concerned, the trial of Lady Chatterley’s Lover rightly established him as a crucial figure in shaping modern attitudes to sex.