Rationality, Science and the Self and the Poems of D. H. Lawrence

  • MAUSUMI CHATTERJEE Research Scholar Aliah University Kolkata – 156, India


D. H. Lawrence’s repudiation of an abstract, skeptic, rational knowledge in favour of the free
play of our intuitive faculty is the chief concern of this article. In this respect one can locate
two groups of his poems – one presenting the spontaneous vitality operating in the elements
of the natural world, the other, in contrast, dealing with the mechanical existence of his
contemporary rational fellow men encumbered by the industrial system. Lawrence’s concept
of blood consciousness, the role of Enlightenment inducing a deprecating attitude towards
nature, and Lawrence’s poetic technique reflecting his poetic theme are also dealt with
herein. This article, however, tries to establish the fact that Lawrence is not altogether a
thoughtless critic of scientific rationality. What he advocates is a synthesis of our emotion
and intellect which is integrated to our meaningful existence. This paper, following its scope,
deals only with some of his poems and leaves out a lot many of them.

How to Cite
CHATTERJEE, MAUSUMI. Rationality, Science and the Self and the Poems of D. H. Lawrence. IJELLH (International Journal of English Language, Literature in Humanities), [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 13, feb. 2018. ISSN 2321-7065. Available at: <http://ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/3166>. Date accessed: 18 mar. 2018.