Women in Love Setting & Symbolism

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Beldover

This is the town where the first three quarters of Women in Love is set. It is a small town in the midlands of England, where there are coal mines run by the Crich family.

The mountain retreat

This is a place in the Alps near Innsbruck, where Gerald, Gudrun, Ursula and Birkin travel at the end of the novel to get away from the dampness of England. The snow and the cold symbolize something absolute like death, and Gerald succumbs to the icy appeal of non-existence. Ursula and Birkin, retreat from the place, they have each other to shelter and warm each other, even in the inhuman landscape. Gudrun is drawn to the cold as well, but some irony, some appreciation for continuing to create, even in an ironic way, keeps her from dying in it.

Sculptures

These are art objects Gudrun makes, and she teaches...

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