This article compares D. H. Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers with Abbas Maroufi’s Symphony of the Dead. These two novels have striking similarities; they deal with the tragedy of two growing men whose mothers aroused in them, to full consciousness, the desires normally re-served for darling wives; their hatred of the father and what the father stands for in these two novels is also conspicuous. what binds these two novels, then, is psychological criticism.
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