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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
, as ...
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 ...
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 instance The
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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 FIRST GENERA
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