Analysis of Characters in Lawrence's The Rocking Horse Winner: From the Perspective of Psychoanalytic Criticism开题报告

 2020-02-18 06:02

1. 研究目的与意义(文献综述)

d.h. lawrence is a famous british novelist and poet in the 20th century. the rocking-horse winner is one of lawrence's famous short stories in his later years. the social background of this novel was the period of western industrial civilization. the novel reveals the endless greed and pursuit of money and material, which makes the harmonious relationships between people become cold and distorted. in this novel, the little boy paul is eager to get his mother's love, but the extreme greed for money and material comfort occupies his mother’s heart, which makes her lost the ability to love and attach to her children. as a result, paul did not hesitate to exchange his life for money.

in the previous researches, chinese scholars focused on the issue of the oedipus complex, and explored the personalities of characters or the writing skills and methods of this novel. for example, qiu yun and lin xia(2008) pointed out that the money and material desire distort and alienate the mind of paul’s mother and the social environment is the source of this mother’s image. and xu xinyang interpreted the narrative techniques and themes of this novel by analyzing the two images of wooden horse and horse racing. however, most western scholars focus on the paul’s character development from the perspective of paul’s nature and belief;some of them also focus on how paul's relation affects his character development and the influence of social environment. for example, theodore dreiser and urban naturalism(2011) analyzed the similarities and differences between sister carrie and paul's mother in the article the rocking horse winners in american novel.


2. 研究的基本内容与方案

in this paper, i will give a comprehensive analysis of the psychoanalytic criticism, deep interpretation of the images of paul and his mother, the deep meaning of lawrence’s creations, and the meaning we get from this research, which including the proper attachment between mother and child and a reference for parents to educate their children.




3. 研究计划与安排

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before 15th april : submission of the first draft


4. 参考文献(12篇以上)

[1]david herbert lawrence. the rocking-horse winner.[m] london: penguin books. 1933.

[2]aydinli, r. dimitrova.brief report: when does identity lead to negative affective experiences? a comparison of turkish–bulgarian and turkish–german adolescents.journal of adolescence, 47 (2016), pp. 125-130,

[3]becket, fiona. 2001. lawrence and psychoanalysis. in the cambridge companion to d.h. lawrence, ed. anne fernihough, 217–233. cambridge: cambridge university press.

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