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Henry is presented as a traditionalist willing to take on, what he conceives as, the heavy responsibility of caring for a wife in exchange for her submission to his masculine authority. What do you think of Lawrence’s presentation of these roles and

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Introduction

In the Fox Lawrence's exploration of the roles men and women ought to play is obviously related to the disturbances brought about by a war during which many women including March and Banford found a new freedom and independence. Henry is presented as a traditionalist willing to take on, what he conceives as, the heavy responsibility of caring for a wife in exchange for her submission to his masculine authority. ...read more.

Middle

Lawrence's decision to write the fox at this time was a very conscious one, to question whether the roles that we had for men and women were actually set in stone, or like any thing else in life, able to change. Lawrence's personal opinion of the society he was brought up in was very class-ridden. He believed that these roles given to men and women inhibited their natural human relationships and restricted the passionate development of society. ...read more.

Conclusion

He uses such lines as 'It was disheartening' and 'None the less, things looked dark'. To comply with societies view of men and women's roles in society, the couple is seen to have a feminine member and a masculine member. Banford being presented as a, 'small, delicate thing with spectacles' and March the more masculine of them, looking 'almost like some graceful, loose-balanced young man' dressed very much like a World War I soldier in 'her puttees and breeches'. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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