Lady Chatterley's Lover

Lady Chatterley's LoverOne Of The Most Extraordinary Literary Works Of The Twentieth Century, Lady Chatterley S Lover Was Banned In England And The United States After Its Initial Publication In The Unexpurgated Edition Did Not Appear In America Until , After One Of The Most Spectacular Legal Battles In Publishing HistoryWith Her Soft Brown Hair, Lithe Figure And Big, Wondering Eyes, Constance Chatterley Is Possessed Of A Certain Vitality Yet She Is Deeply Unhappy Married To An Invalid, She Is Almost As Inwardly Paralyzed As Her Husband Clifford Is Paralyzed Below The Waist It Is Not Until She Finds Refuge In The Arms Of Mellors The Game Keeper, A Solitary Man Of A Class Apart, That She Feels Regenerated Together They Move From An Outer World Of Chaos Towards An Inner World Of Fulfillment Though this maybe looked at as the book that bought sex writing to the masses, Lady Chatterley s Lover delivers than just the oohs and aahs of an elicit love affair, it can also be seen as a parable of post war England, and the steady rise in modernism It even features a dog called Flossie Why is this significant to me Because I once had a childhood dog with the same name, bless her soul.Slammed and banned for being pornograpic back in the day, this caused a storm Now it s just a small ripple in a teacup As compared to the work of today it s sexual nature barely raises the eyebrows It does contain many a rude word that I can image would have left folk back then with rosy red blushed cheeks But today, I am sure even a nun wouldn t be overly shocked by it s naughty bits.Lady Chatterley Constance, Connie is the bored wife of Sir Clifford, a war cripple who returns to his family estate, amid the decay and unemployment of the industrial towns in middle England.He takes to books as a way to withdraw, and applies himself feverishly to an attempt to retrieve his coal mines by the application of different methods He is clearly an unhappy man, who suffers inner turmoil that he can t take to pleasuring his wife She in turn is unfulfilled, and one fine day bumps into the gamekeeper, Oliver Mellors, and feelings start to bubble up inside towards this man, whom she knows little about Surrounded by woodland, where it s easy to wander off undetected, Connie slowly is drawn sexually to Mellors, who has his way with her, opening her to an awakening that Sir Clifford simply could not provide.Mellors, a child of the collieries and whom also served in the forces, slips into disillusion away from his wife and leads a solitary existence with just his dog for company Sir Clifford, who since he is unable to give Connie a child himself, accepts the fact an illegitimate child is an option But the last person on his mind would have been Mellors, he has no inkling of his wife s affair, but is open to the idea of another man having sex with her Does he truly love her or is this just a ploy so he can proudly gain his heir Does Mellors love her or just after the sex For Connie, difficult decisions would arise And with her sister, takes a break to Venice to ponder on her future.Lawrence s treatment of his subject s is done with a manner of intelligence, and compared to the likes of an E M Forster, does a good job of presenting his characters as flawed and believable.The story is raw with power, yes, but also brings to the table the age old problem of melodrama It s not huge, but for me, did affect the overall feel for the story Each in their own way on a positive note, the three main characters do carry a certain heroic dignity, a symbolical importancethat s difficult to ignore Lawrence utilizes the self affirmation and triumph of life in the teeth of all the destructive powers that be, industrialism, physical depletion, dissipation, careerism and cynicism of modern England, and in general, he has given a noble account of it There is like two stories in one going on here, the mixture of romance and sexually explicit details and the double background of the collieries and the English forests, possesses both solid reality and poetic grandeur This is so much than a novel with fruity bits, it is a work which explores how the naturalness of love and sexual attraction is distorted and perverted by society It has me pondering a lot on the non sexual aspects of the story There s a lot of insight here, and plenty of social commentary, so reading this purely because of the smutty reputation it gained then prepare be disappointed Beautifully written for the most part, although Mellors is a hard nut to crack with his use of dialogue at times, and some aspects of the story seemed waffley and unnecessary, but just glad to have now finally read it, to see what all the fuss was about. WARNING This review contains a discussion of the c word, and I plan to use it Please don t read this if you do not want to see the word spelled out Thanks.This is less a review than an homage to my crazy mother now I have you really intrigued, don t I It was 1983, and I was in my first Catholic school I d spent my first six years of school in a public school, but my behavioral issues coupled with my lack of growth made me a target for bullies, so my parents were advised to move me to another school where no one knew me.So off I went to the home room of a fallen nun, who d given up her habit for a family She wasn t much of a teacher She was an old school Catholic educator who practiced punitive teaching, which included kicks to the shins, yanking of ears, pulling of hair, and screaming from close range.I kept my head down and tried to blend in with my new surroundings, but my Mother made that difficult from the get go I was a voracious reader, and she passed on the disease to me From grade two on she had been recommending great books to me I was reading everything before most everyone else, but my Mom s recommendation of Lady Chatterly s Lover in my first month of Catholic school was probably her most outrageous and unforgettable recommendation She bought me a copy at the book store in the mall, and that s where I met one of my favourite words of all time cunt Back in 1983, cunt was not a word in your average child s vocabulary Sure we d heard it, and maybe even seen it, but it was not something that was regularly used by kids, and its usage was pretty vague to every 13 year old I knew.But there it was in Lady Chatterly s Lover It was all over the place So as I read the story and absorbed the way Lawrence used cunt, his usage became my usage Lawrence used cunt beautifully it was not a term of denigration it was not used to belittle it was not an insult nor something to be ashamed of cunt was lyrical, romantic, caring, intimate And I came to believe that cunt was meant to be used in all these ways That the poetic use of cunt was the accepted use of cunt, the correct use of cunt, and suddenly cunt was part of my vocabulary I was thirteen.Now I didn t just start running around using cunt at every opportunity I did what I always did with new words that I came to know and love I added them to my vocabulary and used them when I thought it was appropriate.And when I whispered it to Tammy, the girl I had a crush on, a few weeks later, thinking that it was the sort of romantic, poetic language that made women fall in love with their men I can t remember what I said with it, but I know it was something very much like what Mellors would have said to Constance , she turned around with a deep blush, a raised eyebrow and a That s disgusting that rang through the class I can still see the red of autumn leaves that colored her perfectly alabaster skin under a shock of curly black hair, aaaahTammy Apparently she had a better sense of cunt s societal taboos than I did Mrs C was on her feet and standing parallel to the two of us in a second, demanding to know what was going on.To her credit, Tammy tried to save me sort of She said Nothing Then Mrs C turned on me I was completely mortified I d obviously blown it with the first girl I loved in junior high school , and while I was in this shrinking state, Mrs C demanded to know what was happening and what I had said I tried to avoid repeating what I had said I admitted I shouldn t have been talking I admitted that I should have been working I tried to divert her attention But she was a scary lady, and I couldn t help myself I repeated what I had said as quietly as I could but as soon as Mrs C heard cunt I was finished That was the moment I knew cunt was the catalyst for the whole debacle NowI d known before that the word was taboo, but I didn t think it would generate the response it did I really thought that Tammy would be flattered And I certainly didn t expect that I would be dragged to the office by an angry ex nun Silly me I got the strap It was the first time although there would be another Three lashes to the palm of the hand.I didn t use cunt in public or private for a long time after that, but my punishment couldn t diminish my love for the word Lawrence made such and impression on my young mind that neither humiliation nor physical pain could overcome my appreciation of cunt s poetic qualities To me the word is and always will be a beautiful and, yes, gentle thing.Every time that event was recounted at the dinner table over the years, whether it was amongst family, or with my girlfriends or my future wife, my Mom always got this sly little grin on her face and indulged in a mischievous giggle before refusing to take the blame for me getting the strap After all, Who was the one who was stupid enough to use the word, Brad Not me I love her response as much as I love the word And in case you were wondering, my Mom never stopped recommending books to me She was an absolute kook I miss her I can t wait to pass on Lady Chatterly s Lover to my kidsbut I think it s going to have to be in grade three if it s going to have the same effect it had on mehmmmI wonder how that will go over. I honestly think that if this book hadn t been banned for obscene content, no one would have ever read it Yes, there are lots of sex scenes omg scandalous but all the stuff in between is, for the most part, ungodly boring The book gets points for having some very intellectual discussions of class and the differences between men and women, and Lawrence s characters talk about sex with honesty than any other book I ve ever read, but that s about all it has going for it I was about fifty pages into the book when I realized that I really didn t like either of the title characters Lady Chatterley and her Lovah , and it didn t get much better from there Mellors started to grow on me towards the end, when he discovered sarcasm, but Lady Chatterley aka Connie was one of the most boring protagonists ever She was almost completely personality deficient, and Lawrence worked hard at the beginning to convince us that she was intelligent, a task at which he fails miserably Example At one point in the book, when Connie and Mellors have just finished having hot sex and are in bed together, he starts a rant about the class system Connie s response She observes that Mellors chest hair and pubic hair are different colors Fascinating Basically, the book can be summed up like this Blah blah SEX blah blah class blah SEX SEX blah blah class England s economy SEX SEX SEX SCANDAL arguement arguement SCANDAL Vacation time blah blah blah SEX arguement SCANDAL blah blah the end. Afternoon, m lady do ye fancy a quick one over yon five barred gate Oh you earthy gamekeepers, well I don t know oh alright but only if you mention my private parts in a rough yet tender manner and clasp them enthusiastically betwixt your craggy extremities Lord Chatterley, from a mullioned window Grr, if I wasn t just a symbol of the impotent yet deadening power of the English aristocracy I d whip that bounder to within an inch of an orgasm 40 years later Barrister in full periwig Is this a book you would want your wife or your servant to read Jury Well, it s not one of his best, that s for sure, but it isn t bad, crudely propagandistic but it does trenchantly place its finger on a particular moment in the shift of class consciousness in Britain Judge Cut the crap, guilty or not guilty Jury Guilty pleasure

David Herbert Richards Lawrence was an English writer of the 20th century, whose prolific and diverse output included novels, short stories, poems, plays, essays, travel books, paintings, translations, literary criticism and personal letters His collected works represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanizing effects of modernity and industrialisation In them, Lawrence confronts issues rel

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  • D.H. Lawrence
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  • 02 July 2017
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