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READER À DOC Odour of Chrysanthemums FREE î 'Was this what it all meant utter intact separateness obscured by heat of living?' D H Lawrence's short stories portray complex flawed interior lives showing individuals facing momentous emotional events In these two stories of fragile happiness and failed dreams a tragedy forces a woman to acknoAs never known her husband and a man blinded in the First World War discovers an unexpected peace This book includes Odour of Chrysanthemums and The Blind Ma I don't know I just didn't really like this story I love DH Lawrence's style of writing but this short story didn't seem to do anything for me The story didn't seem to pull me in at all I can't really describe it but the overall feeling was meh It poses a nice uestion to discuss for my Brit Lit class but again I didn't really enjoy the story Then again I do hate reading cockney accents it's almost as bad as reading black Southern accents coughJimcoughAnyway again it wasn't terribly bad but it's definitely not a favorite

D.H. Lawrence ✓ Odour of Chrysanthemums EBOOK

Individuals facing momentous emotional events In these two stories of fragile happiness and failed dreams a tragedy forces a woman to acknowledge that she h Now this was a far better read than The horse dealer's daughterA short story the prose is rich with emotion The story begins uite gently weaving out a simple life of a family from a mining town The main theme is the emotional or lack of in this instance relationship between a husband and wife The last two pages is where the harrowingly thought provoking character realisation occurs Lawrence does very well in portraying the fragility of life an oft forgotten realisation of how mortal every human being is The wife's emotions bittersweet and coloured with guilt yet peace happiness yet dread so many juxtapositions I think are meant to reflect the title of the book how the chrysanthemum flowers usually a symbol of joy or optimism not to mention the expected nice fragrance actually has an odour in this case The juxtaposition of what we expect out of life versus the reality a happy marriage where the children unite the parents as opposed to a loveless marriage is portrayed fantastically A really great piece of prose showcasing the emptiness in one's life when miscommunication is present and the sinking feeling one gets after realising this only after the partner passes away It is life intensified which is what short stories are interested in Carys Davies

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Odour of Chrysanthemums'Was this what it all meant utter intact separateness obscured by heat of living?' D H Lawrence's short stories portray complex flawed interior lives showing It was chrysanthemums when I married him and chrysanthemums when you were born and the first time they ever brought him home drunk he'd got brown chrysanthemums in his button hole Odour of Chrysanthemums is a short story written by D H Lawrence first published in 1911 The story has a rather minimalist setting where a mother is seen reflecting on her unhappy marriage while she stays up along with her two children awaiting her husband's arrival back from the mines “The small locomotive engine Number 4 came clanking stumbling down from Selston with seven full waggons It appeared round the corner with loud threats of speed but the colt that it startled from among the gorse which still flickered indistinctly in the raw afternoon outdistanced it at a canter Set in a mining town the story begins with detailed descriptions of the harsh noises of mining locomotives painting a difficult environment for human existence The story has distinct symbolism with vivid references to light and darkness in detail We eventually come to realize that darkness symbolizes death in the story Odour of Chrysanthemums is an eerie reminder of the many sacrifices a working man has to go through trying to make a living The unspeaking chrysanthemums seem to be the only witness to Elizabeth and Walter's struggles to survive in a hostile world Was this what it all meant — utter intact separateness obscured by heat of living? In dread she turned her face away The fact was too deadly There had been nothing between them and yet they had come together exchanging their nakedness repeatedly Each time he had taken her they had been two isolated beings far apart as now He was no responsible than she A touching tragic story She knew she submitted to life which was her immediate master But from death her ultimate master she winced with fear and shame