Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

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.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of English and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1972 Merrilee C. Moshier.

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