Book Title: The Buried Seed

Subtitle: Generational Narcissism in D.H. Lawrence's <em>The Rainbow</em>

Authors: Christine Dennen and Dennen, Christine

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D.H. Lawrence’s novel The Rainbow follows three generations of the Brangwen family as they experience problems of identity while trying to navigate a changing world. The identity issues in the novel can be understood as symptomatic of what clinical psychologists term Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Each generation embodies narcissistic traits that prevent them from living happy, full lives. The thesis focuses on the generational aspect of the novel and how the repeated narcissistic issues found in each generation build on and reflect one another, culminating in the character of Ursula. With this character Lawrence portrays the struggles necessary to transcend the narcissistic state.

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Christine Dennen and Dennen, Christine

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Title
The Buried Seed
Authors
Christine Dennen and Dennen, Christine
Editor
Andrew Davis
Publisher
Digital Initiatives Press: Rhode Island College
Publication Date
February 5, 2013