Task 3A: Depictions of love

In this section, we look into Task 3A. You are asked to read two Extracts of novels that focus on the depictions of love, and then discuss what they reveal about the authors’ attitudes to sex and love. You are also invited to use examples from the two extracts to illustrate your opinion. The two novels are Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë.

In what follows, we will present the two extracts and help you identify the most important elements related to the depictions of love.

Extract 1: from “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” by D.H. Lawrence

The extract is a description of two sisters, Constance and Hilda. When they were eighteen, they were both sent to Dresden to study. Inevitably, they connected with other students, among which there were young men who desired a love connection with them. For the girls, the supreme ideal was represented by intellect and passionate talks, and less by love and sex. However, they let themselves taste the freedom of the body, w...

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