Modernist Conception of Personality in Lawrence's "The Rainbow"
People have not always been like that: purposeful, determined and decisive. On the contrary, the harsh pre-Victorian and after-era were teaching submission of woman not only to the man, but to circumstances in general. And it is only in the very end of 19th and beginning of 20th centuries when significant changes in perception of the world of people started to take place. Of course, much depended on the general education and mentality of a man, but still it can be said with certainty that the new era of modernists has brought new attitudes and new streams of thoughts, at times really controversial but definitely necessary for speedy development. The other question is whether it was necessary, for according to one of the greatest representatives of Modernism D. H. Lawrence, “once upon a time, at the dawn of history, man was happy, happily and indissolubly bound to non-organic nature and the universe”, whereas “twentieth-century man, with his veritable treasure-house of rational knowledge, is utterably ignorant of his own inner being, his own feelings”1.…
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