Sons and Lovers - Study Guide Strife in Love Summary & Analysis

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Arthur begins to exhibit the restlessness that has plagued his father and behaves irresponsibly during his time in the city. Mrs. Morel is perplexed about how to help Arthur mature. She soon receives a letter from him stating that he has enlisted in the army while he was drunk. Mrs. Morel tries in vain to get Arthur released from service but then resigns herself to the fact that this experience may be what Arthur needs in order to mature.

Mrs. Morel relies even more on Paul since he is the remaining son still at the house, even though she is disappointed that he spends so much time with Miriam. Each time Paul invites Miriam to tea at the Morel house, Mrs. Morel is curt in an attempt to dissuade the girl from pursuing a relationship with Paul.

One evening, Mrs. Morel leaves the...

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