The Buried Seed: Generational Narcissism in D.H. Lawrence's <em>The Rainbow</em>

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A honors project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for honors in the Department of English.

Abstract

D.H. Lawrence’s novel The Rainbow follows three generations of the Brangwen family as they experience problems of identity while trying to navigate a changing world. The identity issues in the novel can be understood as symptomatic of what clinical psychologists term Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Each generation embodies narcissistic traits that prevent them from living happy, full lives. The thesis focuses on the generational aspect of the novel and how the repeated narcissistic issues found in each generation build on and reflect one another, culminating in the character of Ursula. With this character Lawrence portrays the struggles necessary to transcend the narcissistic state.

Publication Date

2013

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Digital Initiatives Press: Rhode Island College

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Keywords

D.H. Lawrence, The Rainbow, narcissism, Brangwen

Disciplines

Literature in English, British Isles

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The Buried Seed: Generational Narcissism in D.H. Lawrence's <em>The Rainbow</em>

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