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This love story written by DH Lawrence has many symbols which show hidden meaning There are some main symbols within the story that allow us to better understand the meaning behind the actions As the story progresses we understand it not just thru the characters and their actions but also through excessive symbolism used within Mabel one of the two main characters in this story is depressed and suicidal After her mother died she feels like there is nothing to live for All she has left is her house which she is extremely proud of and her brother which she seems not to care for She decides to release herself from her troubles by drowning herself in a pond The other main character Dr Fergusson sees her and tries to save her life This pond is a strong symbol with many meanings It is a start of a new experience and a change of two peoples lives The pond is described as dead and cold This symbolizes that Dr Fergusson had no feelings for Mabel before the incident The narrator describes the pond as lifeless right before the doctor had entered it Before going in the relationship between them was dead and cold and they had no passionate feelings for one another Dr Fergusson tries to rescue Mabel for no other reason but because he was doing his job The pond also describes Dr Fergussons life as dull and pointless His life was still and silent before he had met her He was afraid to go in too deep into the pond and was afraid of drowning This represents his fear of falling in love He had never experienced it so it frightened him When he finally falls in he feels Mabels clothing and pulls her up It was like fate had pushed him into the water to meet the woman he was meant to be with This pond symbolizes the start of their
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