Tipo di esercizi
Scelta multipla,
Completamento aperto,
Completamento chiuso,
Posizionamento,
Trova errore,
Vero o falso,
Domande in serie
Libro
Performer Heritage vol.2
Capitolo
David Herbert Lawrence
INFO

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David Herbert Lawrence: life
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: David Herbert Lawrence was born in Edinburgh in 1885.
B: His father was a priest, while his mother was a schoolteacher.
C: His parents' marriage was destroyed by his father's alcoholism.
D: Lawrence was often ill and studied hard, but never got a teacher's certificate.
E: In 1912 he was forced to leave his job by an attack of pneumonia.
F: He eloped with Frieda von Richthofen Weekley, the German wife of a French professor, and they married two years later.
G: They lived all their life in England and had three children.
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Sons and Lovers: the Oedipus complex
Complete the text with the correct information.

D.H. Lawrence uses the Oedipus complex to explore Paul's relationship with his ________. This complex owes its name to Sigmund ________. Since Paul has ________ feelings towards his mother, he tries to transfer them to ________ and Clara. But Clara, older and independent, is not an adequate maternal substitute. So, after ________'s death, Paul's Oedipal desires are still unresolved.
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David Herbert Lawrence: works
Match D.H. Lawrence's works with their correct description.

1. This was Lawrence's first novel: ________
2. This was Lawrence's first autobiographical novel: ________
3. This novel was a sequel to The Rainbow: ________
4. This novel was set in Australia: ________
5. This novel was written in Mexico: ________
6. This novel was acquitted on the charge of obscenity: ________
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David Herbert Lawrence: novels
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D.H. Lawrence was a traditional writer. He refused the artificial aspects of Eastern civilisation and offered a fascinating analysis of the relations between man and woman. In fact, he was particularly interested in people's working life, considering human beings as a mixture of culture and natural impulses. Beware of 'mind knowledge', that is, the separation of intellect from instincts, he believed that only a new type of relationship between the sexes could save humanity from madness. This idea was based on his conviction that of all the natural impulses, the moral one is the strongest.
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David Herbert Lawrence: women
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. D.H. Lawrence saw sex and ________ as two different aspects of the same reality.
2. His view of women ________ in line with the new social role they had acquired during the war and also thanks to the movement for women's rights.
3. His main female characters are not heroines or Suffragettes, but sensitive girls who accept the intellectual and sexual superiority of their ________.
4. According to Lawrence, in the industrial society women can be seen as an instrument for mankind's ________.
5. His concept of women was consistent with his ________ opinions.
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Sons and Lovers: plot and setting
Put the following sentences related to the plot of Sons and Lovers in the correct order: write numbers from 1 to 5.

________ Paul is in a difficult situation, but succeeds in freeing himself from his past.
________ Paul rejects his girlfriend, Miriam, because his close relationship with his mother blocks him.
________ Mrs Morel is expecting her third child.
________ Mrs Morel dies.
________ Paul has an affair with Clara Dawes, a married woman and a supporter of women's rights.
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Sons and Lovers: plot and setting
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence.

Sons and Lovers is
A: an autobiographical novel.
B: linked with Lawrence's personal experiences in a working-class environment.
C: centered on the figure of Clara Dawes.
D: set in Nottinghamshire.
E: a description of a happy family.
F: a meditation on the Oedipus complex.
G: a war novel.
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Sons and Lovers: characters
The following features refer either to Mr or to Mrs Morel. Choose the correct alternative.
A: This character belongs to a higher social class than the other character.
B: This character's lack of education prevents him/her from expressing his/her feelings.
C: This character's work is hard and disciplined.
D: This character is educated and determined.
E: This character is estranged from the emotional life of the family.
F: This character symbolises what Paul hopes to achieve.
G: Paul turns his emotions towards this character, embracing the life of emancipated consciousness.
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Sons and Lovers: themes
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: D.H. Lawrence was attracted by both human passions and modern civilisation.
B: Natural objects like flowers symbolise his awareness of the power of industrialisation.
C: Mrs Morel is an emancipated woman who freely chose to be a housewife.
D: She is jealous of her husband, whose life is more intellectual than hers.
E: The novel focuses on romantic bondage, with particular reference to Paul's relationships with his mother and with Miriam.
F: Lawrence exposes the contradictory nature of desire through the opposition of body and mind.
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Sons and Lovers: style
Tick the words or phrases related to the style of Sons and Lovers.
A: Third person.
B: First person.
C: Paul's perspective.
D: Miriam's perspective.
E: Penetrating.
F: Direct.
G: Emotional process.
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