Right, so I've got this rather large essay on Women in Love and was hoping if I could gain an opinion or two on the sexual relationships between the characters? As it's such an important factor to the plot, I thought it might be an interesting discussion...but I guess we'll see how interested everyone is!
I find that the relationship between Gudrun and Gerald is extremely self destructive with each characters obsession with control and power over the other...I find that their relationship is the complete opposite to Birkin and Ursula...but in what ways would you say? Any one interested in giving their opinion?
Also Gerald's domineering personality and his thirst for control gives reason to his inability to release his sub-conscious thoughts, which again is in opposite to the character of Birkin...who is comfortable with the power of nature and the power of the sub-conscious...
...would one say that this gives (some sort of) reason to the sexual chemistry between the two characters?
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated...!