Modernist Woman

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This essay discusses the suppressed modernist woman comparatively in Virginia Woolf's "To The Lighthouse" and D.H. Lawrence's "Sons and Lovers". It offers an idea of a spectrum to compare female agency through characters such as Woolf's Mrs. Ramsay and Lily Briscoe. It discusses in length Lawrence's character of Miriam and her threatening relationship to Paul Morel as well as Paul's mother Mrs. Morel and her relationship to men in the novel.