English Lecture September 21, 2010
English Lecture on “The Horse Dealer’s Daughter” by D.H Lawrence
On the Board:
Reading “Against the Grain”
“The artist usually sets out - or used to - to point a moral and adorn a tale. The tale, however,
points the other way, as a rule. Two blankly opposing morals, the artist's and the tale's. Never .
trust the artist. Trust the tale. The proper function of a critic is to save the tale from the artist
who created it.” - D.H Lawrence
- The brothers call Mabel a ‘bitch’ but call the dog ‘b----” = they have more respect for the dog
1. Transfiguration of Sight (2595)
a. Quick = alive. Jack’s ‘quick eyes’ means that he has the potential to live.
2. Transfiguration of Touch (Superficial)
a. The rescue from the pond is the climactic moment of Part 2.
b. Christ and Venus-like figure emerging from water.