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DH Lawrence is one of the most studied and controversial writers of his time and that fame has carried him into the world of modern feminist discussion The world he grew up in is of utmost importance in any study of his thinking Dix Lawrence and Women 1 He was able to shine new light on the feminist movement of his time through such short stories as Monkey Nuts and Tickets Please which both show the strength and will of modern women as well as those from his time To truly understand the meanings behind Lawrences writings his early life with the impact of his parents on and his views of women must be taken into account It is morning again and she is still here These are the words DH Lawrence wrote to a friend describing his terminally ill mother in 1913 I look at mother my and think O Heaven-is this what life brings us to You see mother has had a devilish married life for nearly forty years- and this is the conclusion- no relief David Herbert Lawrence was born in Eastwood Nottinghamshire in central England He was the fourth child of a struggling illiterate uneducated coal miner who drank heavily His mother was a former schoolteacher greatly superior in education to her husband Poverty as well as the friction between his parents dominated Lawrences childhood In a letter from 1910 to the poet Rachel Annand Taylor he writes Their marriage life has been one carnal bloody fight I was born hating my father as early as ever I can remember I shivered with horror when he touched me He was very bad before I was born Encouraged by his mother Lawrence became interested in the learning and the arts He was educated at Nottingham High School and later to Nottingham University to which he had won scholarships Lawrence a sickly child from the start was born in 1885 into
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