Sons and Lovers - The Birth of Paul and Another Battle Summary & Analysis

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The Birth of Paul and Another Battle Summary

Morel feels bad about shutting Mrs. Morel out of the house and tries to make small gestures such as bringing her tea in bed but Mrs. Morel will accept no apologies from her husband who will just be repeating his drunken behavior again tonight.

The time comes for Mrs. Morel to have her baby and she sends for the midwife, Mrs. Bower, who delivers a baby boy. Morel is exhausted from his day in the mine and eats dinner and rests for a while before going upstairs to see his wife and his new son, Paul.

The new baby does not alleviate the tension in the house and Mrs. Morel finds her only civilized companionship in the form of the minister, Mr. Heaton, who also serves as Paul's godfather. Mrs. Morel, who did not want...

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