Sons and Lovers: Examine the Relationships Paul has with the
Women in his Life.
Paul Morel is the main character in DH Lawrence’s novel ‘Sons and
Lovers’. The story charts his early life from when his parents married and
the subsequent birth of four children, through childhood and early
adulthood to the death of his mother. During this time three women have
a major impact on his life, his mother, Miriam and Clara. Each
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happy yet sad, calm but angry -
he is a mass of contradictions and seems to realise this at the end of the
book when he not only symbolically walks away from the mistakes and
people of the past but his past self also. It is obvious his mother had a
great effect on Paul not only in his actions but in the development of his
personality and will probably continue to after her death.