Color Words in D. H. Lawrence’s Fictional Works

Xuan Luo


D. H. Lawrence was one of the greatest figures in twentieth-century English literature. Many of his works deal
with issues of the dualistic balances between men and men, men and women, men and nature, etc. Very few of
the critics have noticed the color words in his fictional works, though they are prevailing in nearly every piece of
Lawrence’s writings. As a matter of fact, the color words not only reflects Lawrence’s metaphysic assertion and
strategies applied in narration, but also shows his growing background and the influences from other modernists
of his time. Therefore, it will be worthwhile to deal with the color issues in Lawrence’s fictional works, and the
findings about the stylistic, strategic and biographical reasons behind the application of color words will be quite
helpful to highlight the aspects which we may have overlooked and add another dimension to understand
Lawrence’s fiction.

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