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dc.contributor.authorUpperton, Tim
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-29T00:22:55Z
dc.date.available2019-01-29T00:22:55Z
dc.date.issued1987
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/14220
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines D.H. Lawrence's presentation of character in three stories from his first published collection, The Prussian Officer and Other Stories. Chapter One provides a brief historical survey of the criticism of Lawrence's work, and relates past misunderstandings of Lawrence's methods of characterization to present ones. It also attempts to explain what it is about Lawrence's art that provokes these misunderstandings. Chapters Two, Three, and Four, through contextualised analyses of, respectively, "The Prussian Officer," "Daughters of the Vicar," and "The White Stocking," attempt to do justice to the detached, subtle, and discriminating intelligence that Lawrence demonstrates in his presentation of different levels of character. In particular, I draw attention to those distinctions he makes at the deeper levels, which critics have often ignored. Throughout, I consider the stories as firmly belonging to the body of Lawrence's great creative art. Concluding the thesis is a brief afterword, which defends my particular method of approach to the stories. Such a method of contextualised interpretation is considered necessary to a sensitive appreciation of Lawrence's varied presentation of character.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectLawrence, D. H. 1885-1930en_US
dc.subjectCharactersen_US
dc.subjectCriticism and interpretationen_US
dc.titleLawrence's people : levels of character in three of the Prussian officer stories : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in English at Massey Universityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen_US
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US


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