The Rainbow | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Andrew Kennedy

This literature criticism consists of approximately 17 pages of analysis & critique of The Rainbow.
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Critical Essay by Andrew Kennedy

SOURCE: "After Not So Strange Gods in The Rainbow," in English Studies, London, Vol. 63, 1982, pp. 220-30.

In the following essay, Kennedy explores Lawrence's use of religious language and the attitude he displays toward Christianity in The Rainbow.

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The Rainbow can be seen as a mythic/religious novel, yet it does not seem to have a clear shaping myth at its centre; and the exploration of a changing Christian spirituality is only one of the novel's many aspects. Even so, all the central characters use a certain kind of religious language to express a variety of experiences that are profoundly important to them. We know that this novel owes a good deal to the Bible (especially to the Book of Genesis) and, remembering that Lawrence called the Bible a 'great confused novel', we may at...

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