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The vivid point of view in DH Lawrences Odour Of Chrysenthemums is fundamental to the success with which Hemmingway has portrayed the complex network of feelings within the Bates household especially that of the wife Elizabeth who is trapped in a strained and loveless marriage with a drunkard In the following narrative Lawrence also portrays aspects of the life he knew as a boy in the coal mining village where he was born as it parallels the unhappy married life of Lawrences father and mother The point of view theoretically allows Lawrences values and attitudes to be Through the use of other narrative conventions such as the setting expert characterization and the impassive selection of detail encircled by the impersonal point of view Hemmingway achieves in embodying the readers sympathy towards Elizabeth Bates The setting of this story plays an integral part in readers being able to understand the actions and the feelings of the main characters In the text the English countryside is divided between industrial and rural landscapes The manner in which Lawrence utilizes these landscapes as a means by which to shape the main characters in his short story illustrates his inherent ability to successfully differentiate between industrial and rural characterization Elizabeth was brought up from a middle-class family while her husband was of a working-class background thus involving a conflict of attitudes and values between them Hemmingway describes the mining village Miners single trailing and in groups passed like shadows diverging home At the edge of the ribbed level of sidings squats a low cottagea large bony vine clutched at the house as if to claw down the tiled roofthere was some twiggy apple treesragged cabbages Beside the path hung disheveled pink chrysanthemums Through a limited third person point of view Hemmingways narration is unbiased as this lets his ideas be subtly reinforced on readers without the need of persuasion Hemmingway allows us to see things as
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