Writing Techniques in Lady Chatterley's Lover

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Several critics have pointed out the allegorical nature of the book, which uses four-letter words, Clifford Chatterley's paralysis and the Sleeping Beauty motif to tell a fable about the fate of the modern world. Lawrence almost always argued for a blood-connection, for togetherness and organic intimacy rather than apartness and industrial manipulation. In Lady Chatterley's Lover the old social contract between the social classes has been destroyed, and all that is left is bullying between the working class with their unions and the industrial barons with their power of life and death over the laborers. Lawrence uses four-letter words to give the "phallic reality" its own "phallic language," he says; such words also serve to break the social contract, for according to it a "lady" would be aghast at such language. But the social contract is broken in this instance to create togetherness rather than apartness; the phallic language...

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