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This essay elaborates on various reasons why Henry Lawson is so fascinated with the Australian bush The reason why Lawson is so fascinated is because of the conditions in which he grew up and his life as a writer This essay also discusses the fascination of Lawson In his fascination of the bush Lawson demonstrates malevolence There are many stories that prove this but there is one story which show his dislike as clear as crystal In A Dry Season As with any writer Lawsons work reflects his attitude and experiences To say the least Lawsons experiences with bush havent been exactly ideal Henry Lawsons fascination with bush can easily be understood given his life and experiences in the bush Henry Lawson was born in a tent in Grenfell NSW Henry Lawson was a child whose parents continuously fought As a result of the distance of marriage they had no energy or the time to teach Lawson about self-confidence as a consequence Lawson grew up to be a self-conscious and anxious writer Lawsons childhood was spent in Mudgee and on the goldfields at Gulgong Henry went to school at Mudgee but during the few years he was there other children often picked on him At the age of nine he developed an ear infection and became partially deaf By the time he was fourteen he was totally deaf He had a very difficult childhood as the family were very poor It was also here that Lawson gained his appreciation of bush characters and the hardships of making a living Even as Lawson grew up he had a hard life In 1896 Lawson married Bertha and only two years later his problem of alcohol peaked In 1900 Lawson and his family moved to England where he wrote some of his best work But in 1902 Lawson was forced to return to Australia due to illness and financial problems In 1903 Lawson and his
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