Sons and Lovers - Death in the Family Summary & Analysis

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Death in the Family Summary

Arthur has grown into a quick, impulsive boy much like his father, whom he cannot bear, because of Morel's crude demeanor. Morel seems to take a perverse delight in irritating his children so Mrs. Morel decides that the best solution is to minimize contact between Arthur and Morel and sends Arthur away to school in Nottingham where he lives with Mrs. Morel's sister. Annie is now working as a junior level teacher at a local school and the extra income is very welcome. William announces his engagement to Lily and brings her home to meet his family at Christmas. Although Lily is a working girl, she puts on airs as if she is royalty and makes the entire Morel family uncomfortable in their own home for the duration of her holiday visit.

On several occasions, William admits that he does not...

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