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Analysis On Mabel Pervins In D H Lawrence short story The Horse Dealers Daughter he depicts the conflicts of a young woman named Mabel Pervins after her fathers death Mabel who is describe to be a rather short sullen looking young woman of twenty seven P238 The story takes place when her three brothers are sitting around on the breakfast table discussing the outcome of their future after being left in debt by their father Shortly after a family friend walks in to the house Jack Fergusson a local Doctor who came to see the family before they all parted and becomes aware that Mabel is given very little attention This a story about Mabel who tries to drown herself in a pond but is safe by Jack Ferguson the only man who ever took notice of her existence In this story D H Lawrence depicts most of his characters to have animal characteristics and how one way or another are going to end up tamed In the case of Joe Pervins the oldest brother he is describe to be a man of thirty-three broad and handsome in a hot flushed way His face was red he twisted his black moustache over a thick finger his eyes were shallow and restless P238 But just like a horse He had a sensual way of uncovering his teeth when he laughed and his bearing was stupid P238 Although not exactly an animal he depicts the same qualities as a horse that would later be domesticated Lawrence later in the story suggests this when he writes He would marry and go into harness His life was over he would be a subject animal now P239 When describing Fred Henry the second brother Lawrence describes him as an animal which controls not one which is controlled He was a master of any horse and he carried himself with a well-tempered air of mastery P239 Suggesting that he also
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