Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Thomas P. Walsh
D. H. Lawrence asserts in his essay “The Spirit of Place” that the state of mind of an individual determines whether he can discover his personal freedom. This freedom is not a political, but a personal, mental one in which the individuals being grows towards wholeness and integration. Certain aspects of one's environment may facilitate this development, says Lawrence: Men are free when they are in a living Homeland, not when they are straying and breaking away. Men are free when they are obeying some deep, inward voice of religious belief. Obeying from within. Men are free when active and fulfilling some unfulfilled, perhaps unrealized purpose.
Moshier, Merrilee., "Isolation and integration: Thematic elements in the fiction of DH Lawrence" (1972). Student Work. 3217.
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