Short Essay Questions Key
1. Why isn't Mrs. Morel happy at the beginning of the book?
2. Describe Nottinghamshire and The Bottoms.
3. Describe Mr. Morel's alcohol problem.
4. Why doesn't Mrs. Morel get any help from her in-laws?
5. Why doesn't Mrs. Morel accept Mr. Morel's apology for locking her out of the house?
6. How does Mrs. Morel feel about her baby when it is born?
7. Why does Mr. Morel blame Mrs. Morel for their fight?
8. What does the time period of Sons and Lovers tell us about domestic abuse in the novel?
9. What causes Mr. and Mrs. Morel's relationship to recover slightly in "The Casting Off of Morel"?
10. What is Mr. Morel's reaction to Arthur's birth?
11. Why is Mr. Morel upset that William has an office job?
12. In what ways does William become successful?
13. Describe Paul's general appearance and personality.
14. Why does Paul break Annie's dolls and set them on fire?
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