1. What characteristic stands out among the main characters of Women in Love as they are introduced in Chapter 1?
Gerald and Gudrun, Ursula and Birkin, Hermione Roddice and the Criches, are all defined in terms of their opposition to someone else and the things they want that they can't get. Each character is defined by their opposition to every other character.
2. How would you describe the author’s narrative style as established in Chapter 1? How does this narrative style relate to the author’s characterizations?
Lawrence moves freely into and out of the characters' minds, and articulates things that they themselves would probably not be aware of. He gives picture of the internal workings of their psychology, so characters are not defined by their social position so much as by their relation to the power they have as a result of that position.
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