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Sons and Lovers Chapter Summary & Analysis - Derelict Summary

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Derelict Summary

Naturally, Paul's life changes dramatically after his mother's death. Clara now lives in Sheffield with Dawes and Paul rarely sees them. Morel moves out of the family home to live with some old friends and Paul moves to Nottingham where he attempts to continue his life but is thwarted every day by overwhelming grief.

One night, Paul returns to his rooms, sits motionless for hours, and has an internal battle over the question of suicide. Ultimately, he decides to go on living for the sake of his mother who would live on in him, whether through his children or his artwork.

Paul attends chapel one evening in the hopes of seeing Miriam and he invites her back to his room for dinner. Paul broaches the topic of marriage again and Miriam is positive about marrying him but Paul is too morose to make the commitment. Eventually, Miriam...

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