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In examining several of DH Lawrences short stories and one of his poems Odor of Chrysanthemums Strike Pay Tickets Please Daughters of the vicar and Snake it can be seen that Lawrence has presented weakness through a variety of his characters These weaknesses appear through the characters thoughts relationships and actions Lawrence has illustrated the characters weaknesses against symbolic forces such as nature and industry and the conflict between them The context of these stories and the poem ultimately link to how DH Lawrence had been shaped and affected by the society in which he lived Lawrences own personal experiences shaped some of the main features of his craft His mother was previously a school teacher and married down a social scale to his father who was a miner This personal experience influenced Daughters of the vicar where one of the daughters Louisa chose to marry down the social scale to a miner Alfred Louisa chose to marry for love in contrast to her sister Mary who married for materialism Mary is shown to have a weakness She did not choose to marry for love and happiness but because her father thought it would not be a bad match Lawrence believed industrialism brought a lack of individuality During one part of the story Mary rides on a train which may be a symbol of industry This symbolises Marys weakness in lacking in individuality In contrast her sister Louisa chooses to go for a walk outside Lawrence favoured nature Louisas walk symbolises her strength in choosing exactly what she wants countless of what others may think She did not ask her mother is she could go for a walk she simply announced that she was going out Lawrence has illustrated Marys weakness of lack of individuality and desire for material possession by contrasting her to the strength and understanding of happiness and love of her younger sister In the poem Snake the snake
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