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How Does Lawrence make clear to the Reader the Difficulties in the Relationship Between Men and Women?

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GCSE DH Lawrence

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'Tickets, Please' (You may refer to 'Odour of Chrysanthemums' as well if you wish)

How Does Lawrence make clear to the Reader the Difficulties in the Relationship Between Men and Women?

A large factor contributing to the difficulties between the sexes in Lawrence's tow stories is lack of understanding between the sexes - Annie does not understand John Thomas' need to remain a nocturnal 'presence', his desire to remain free; his reputation; or why he should choose her at the end. At the fairground, and even before this event, Annie seems to think she knows John well, that she can easily anticipate his actions and knows what sort of man he is - 'she could sum him up pretty well'. All her expectations are confounded at the end; she is taken completely by surprise at his choice of girl. Elizabeth in 'Odour of Chrysanthemums' thinks her husband is simply out at the pub again, she has developed low expectations for him, but at the same time she fears that something worse has happened 'her anger was tinged with fear', though she tries to convince herself otherwise by assuming he's just drunk. The dread deepens as time moves

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