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D.H. Lawrence
female images

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ROHOZHA , A. (2022). FEMALE ELEMENTS: THE IMAGE OF ALVINA HOUGHTON IN D.H. LAWRENCE THE LOST GIRL. Astraea, 3(2), 41-53. https://doi.org/10.34142/astraea.2022.3.2.03


 The article is devoted to the study of the female image in the novel The Lost Girl by the English modernist writer David Herbert Lawrence and to the actualization of the issue of woman’s role and place in the society at the beginning of the 20th century. The rapid development of feminism led to the aggravation of the issue of the woman’s existence and their status in the community, their rights and freedoms. A woman stops to be a man’s shadow, as she used to be under the patriarchal way of life of people, she prefers to express her own views on everyday or social problems, goals, ideas, desires.

The purpose of the article is to highlight the concepts of “feminine”, “feminist”, "female" in the image of Alvina, which reflect the character’s relationship with her family and other characters of the novel, who surrounded her at different periods of her life.

The main heroine’s character is elaborated in the article. Alvina is depicted so contradictory that she is dominated by a single concept at different periods of her life. They seem to flow in to each other, not simply coexist. We considered the young girl’s relationship with the family and the society in which she lives, precisely through the description of which, the writer focuses the reader’s attention on the problem of “woman-society” relations.

The main character is depicted by the writer as a strong and courageous woman who does not fit into the framework that was typical for the community of the 19th- 20th centuries. D.H. Lawrence and his bold creativity are the forerunner of the events that will unfold in society later, when the question of woman’s role and place in the society will reach the peak of its popularity.

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