The Dominant Women in D. H. Lawrence Novels
Many people, especially women, admire creative works of D.H. Lawrence. Others, such as men and women who may not have been such a fan of his work, found it difficult to follow some of his written works and understand inspirations behind them. Some of his novels featured male characters that critics and readers had theories thinking they represented him in some way shape or form. Others were perplexed at how women in his writings seem to have a fixture for sexual needs and love with elements of horror and confusion.
Lawrence novels are popular among various groups of women for a number of reasons. Many feel they can relate to the women mentioned in the storylines of his novels. A number of women featured as the main character in the storyline were dominant warrior-like in characters with some being married or seeking something they wanted they didn't have. Their feelings came through strongly and connected with reading audiences on various levels. There were a number of sexual references that were either understood or came across as awkward in nature.
Many wonder why Lawrence portrayed women in the way he did and how it captivated audiences over the years. Some references made were considered controversial, derogatory and even haunting in nature. Elements of weirdness and power seemed to come together effortlessly at times with his women characters. While many readers were women, there were men that were just as interested in his concepts, especially when they were sexual in nature. Others felt Lawrence was a creative writer that hated women for some unknown reason. Many of his novels serve as great entertainment, but because strong personal feelings and emotions can be felt throughout the context, many wonder what was the author's purpose or message he was trying to send to his readers?
Women in current society may or may not have a connection with women featured in D.H. Lawrence novels. Many, may like the concept of being dominant and fierce, but to what extent would they feel they can actually see a connection with themselves versus women characters in his novels? A few think this author was carried away about gender and body parts. As the weirdness of his creations continue to intrigue new audiences, others will wonder how and why women in his novels had the same characteristics that some women and men find as strange.