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In Dombey and Son , the symbol of money power is Mr. Dombey himself , to whose pride of position as the British merchant everything must be sacrificed - affections , wife , children . The money power he represents drags classes higher ...
Mrs. Moore seems to me a wholly successful symbol . What she means cannot be paraphrased , though one might make many guesses about her significance . She is among other things obviously a Magna Mater figure , older than English and ...
Symbolism of this kind cannot be paraphrased ; it can only be experienced . It is probably the rarest kind of artistic creation , and it is everywhere in Lawrence . Lawrence's use of the symbol explains also his failures , as for ...
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Remember when literary critics read books and wrote about them? No? Well, I do now. He got a few things wrong - what did these people ever see in H.G. Wells? In Meredith? That they should be put next ... Read full review
THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE EARLY VICTORIANS
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