Essay about Summary Of ' Sons And Lovers '

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Dysfunctional relationships are everywhere, whether they be between family members or friends. They lead to a falling out most of the time when one person snaps. In Sons and Lovers, Paul finally snaps and ends up killing his mother even though they had a intimate relationship. In Of Human Bondage, Philip in unsettled and is uncertain about his career. With his financial situation going downhill, he lets himself be controlled by his uncle and his friends. They both are trapped in situations in which there is no escape, until they make their way out of the circumstance.Dysfunctional relationships are shown in when Paul Morel, like Oedipus, develops feelings for his mother, ruining his relationship with others; Philip’s relationships are ruined because he feels as if he is not good enough for the people due to the lack of his self-esteem.

Paul Morel’s life is a disaster. Ever since he was little, he was sick. And the only person that was ever there for him was his mother. His father and his mother fight, and like most children, Paul sides with his mother as she is the person who raises him. In Sons and Lovers, the Oedipus complex is clearly seen through Paul’s relationship with his mother. At times throughout the book, Paul and his mother are very affectionate towards each other when “He kissed her forehead that he knew so well” (154). He forms a relationship with Miriam but because his mother does not like her, he leaves her. He does the same with Clara Dawes. Paul does not…

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