H2>Introduction In this essay I will be discussing whether it is class or not which keeps the two lovers apart or whether it is Fannys subconscious. There is a strong possibility that the story is developed around the idea of the conscious and subconscious, as many of D H Lawrences short stories develop from Freudian concepts. His wife taught him about Sigmund Freud and since then he was hooked on writing short stories that made you think about your conscious and subconscious, Fanny and Annie is definitely one of them. Class However there is no doubt that class does play some part in keeping them apart, as it seems to be connected to her conscious and subconscious minds, with subconscious linking with the working class and her conscious linking with the middle class. There, on the sordid little station under the furnaces, she stood, tall and distinguished, in her well-made coat and skirt and her broad velour hat. She held her umbrella, her bead chatelaine, and a little leather case in her grey-gloved hands, while Harry staggered out of the ugly little train with her bags. -page 97, lines 2-6 This paragraph clearly links Fanny with the middle class with her extravagant accessories, and Harry with the working class with the him carrying her bags out of the ugly little train. Harry is perceived as being like a servant, having to carry the more sophisticated Fannys bags.
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Although this paragraph does show that class does have a part in keeping the couple apart, I think this is only because her subconscious mind links with the working class and her conscious mind links with the middle class. This is clear as we can see Fanny has chosen her image carefully in order to say, Im better than you Mr. Working Class. But we can also see that something has brought her back to Nottinghamshire. This I believe is her subconscious, which is telling her that she is working class and that she loves Harry and belongs in Nottinghamshire. She had come home – for good! Her heart nearly stopped beating as she trudged up and down that hideous interminable hill, beside the laden figure.
What a come-down! What a come-down! She could not take it with her usual bright cheerfulness. She knew it all too well. It is easy to bear up against the unusual, but the deadly familiarity of an old stale past! – page 98, lines 15-20 This paragraph shows us that Fanny is mortified with having to return to Nottinghamshire and sink back into the lower working class, with her conscious mind. Her conscious mind is telling her that she is middle class and that what is happening to her will eventually be the break of her, she is denying what she is, a working class lass. Working Class D H Lawrence depicts working class as being quite proud of being working class. She fairly hated the sound of correct English.
She theed and thad her prospective daughter-in-law, and said: -page 102, lines 24-26 This extract shows that Mrs Goodall is so proud of being part of working class Nottinghamshire she refuses to speak proper English. This adds to Fannys views from her conscious mind, that she doesnt want to be working class and separates the couple. A lady’s maid, as Fanny was, worked for people who spoke correct and proper English, and she too also speaks proper English so the fact that the working class refuse to is yet another reminder to Fanny about not only how Harry is not ambitious to climb the class ladder as Fanny did, but also how the entire working class refuses to. D H Lawrence also depicts the working class to be quite religious, as they go to chapel and decorate the chapel wonderfully and hold special services for the harvest celebrations. This added to Fannys views from her subconscious mind, that she loved Harry and therefore wanted to be with him as part of working class as she should be. It is not the fact that the working class are religious, but the fact that Harry sings luridly that helps her realisation of her love for him, which brings the couple closer together.
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And again the little old chapel was a bower, with its famous sheaves of corn and corn-plaited pillars, its great bunches of grapes, dangling like tassels from the pulpit corners, its marrows and potatoes and apples and pears and damsons, its purple asters and yellow Japanese sunflowers . -page 104, lines 18-23 Chapel is also shown to be important to the working class as it is where Mrs Nixon chooses to disgrace Harry, as she believes this is where everyone will be gathered together and will have greatest effect. Mrs Nixons outburst is a major turning point in Fanny and Harrys relationship, or at least the one that has developed in he mind. It effects her conscious mind, the mind which despises Harry for being working class. This makes her dislike him further as she finds out he is even more like the other working class men than she previously knew, working class men who go down to the pub and chat up women and possibly get them pregnant, which separates Harry and Fanny. On the other hand it effects her subconscious mind as she becomes jealous that he has been with another woman, and probably other women.
She wants to have all of Harrys affection as a working class wife, therefore bringing Harry and Fanny together. You look well, dont you, standing singing solos in gods holy house, you, Goodall. But I said Id shame you. -page 107, lines 10-12 D H Lawrence also depicts them as being very shallow. So shallow that the conversations they hold as a family is mere boring gossip. Fannys conscious mind is sparked with this issue, because is she was to become Harrys wife and therefore a working class lass, she would have to endure, and take part in this dull conversation day-in day-out.
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This separates the couple further. The chatter was general. It concerned the Nixon family and the scandal. -page 112, lines 4-5 Overall, D H Lawrence depicts the working class as a group of people a middle class person of the 19th ….