Class Notes (838,473)
Canada (510,905)
English (1,178)

English 1022 Lecture on "The Horse Dealer's Daughter" by D.H Lawrence

3 Pages
Unlock Document

English 1022E
David Bentley

Tuesday, September 21, 201English “The Horse Dealer’s Daughter” by D.H Lawrence First Read - Repetition immediately in the first paragraph “he felt safe himself” Joe. - “Love is an irrational force which imposes itself on human beings at the most unexpected moments” - Mabel assumes that Jack loves her because he saved her and helped her, doing what a husband would be expected to do. Jack realizes that he is now obligated to Mabel because he saved her life. Definitions desultory: Lack of definite plan, jumping from one thing to another sang-froid: calm detatchment skivvy: servant girl fatuously: complacently and unconsciously foolish immutable: not susceptible to change bray: grind penury: state of extreme poverty or destitution portentous: of momentous/ominous significance clairvoyant: power to see objects or events that cannot be perceived by the senses Three Parts in the Horse Dealers Daughter Part 1: p.2590 - 2594, ending with “In the afternoon she...” Part 2: p.2594 - 2596, ending with “He laid her down...” Part 3: p.2596 - 2600 Part 1 - We see Mabel living in Pervin House, Old Meadow - Trying to leave her old life behind (she went from being a drudge for her dad to being a drudge for her brothers) - They treat her like an animal; refer to her as dog like - She is “merely dead” not alive in mind, body, and spirit according to Lawrence Part 2 - Mabel goes to be with the only person who she ever had affection for (her mom) so she attempts to kill herself, as her mom is dead. - Her life has been like a death within life - You must confront death in order to live life fully. You can’t life life fully until you recognize your mortality. Part 3 - Return to Old Meadow, achieve this higher level of consciousness, a sense of a brighter future. - Jack and Mabel become whole man and woman. Tuesday, September 21, 2010 English Lawrence wrote it in 1916 (right in the middle of WWI) but was published in 1922. - World War One put the problems in the forefront. Why were we chewing ourselves to pieces? Men were leaving home to be killed, women staying home. - Original title of the HDD was “The Miracle” which points to the extraordinary event that occurs: the religious conversion of Mabel and Dr. Ferguson into Lawrence’s religion of love. To him, love is a substitute for religion. You find salvation of human beings through love. Religion of Christianity VS. Religion of Love - Jesus could cure people by touching them. When Mabel and Jack touch each other, they are converted to the religion of Love. - Lawrence was opposed to Christianity, but he took (ap
More Less

Related notes for English 1022E

Log In


Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.