The fall of the "new eve": a psychological Reading of women in love.

Irene R. da Silva


Man must either lead or be destroyed. Woman cannot lead. She can only be at one with man in the creative union, whilst he leads; or failing this, she can destroy.


As the novel opens, Gudrun, Ursula's younger sister, now twenty-five, has just returned home, and from her first words it is possible to detect that "the desire for destruction in the self" has already taken precedence over "every other desire" in her, for she expresses her disillusionment in life: she feels that everything fails to blossom and that she herself is caught in the fading process. Yet, although the forces of disintegration, of 'Putting assu nder , " are very strong in her,
she reveals that "the living desire for positive creation" still exists for her, that she is still linked to humanity, that the "highly complex unit"1 formed by the male and female elements in herself has not yet been totally destroyed


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Direitos autorais 1981 Irene R. da Silva

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Revista Ilha do Desterro A Journal of English Language, Literatures in English and Cultural Studies, ISSN - 2175-8026, Florianópolis, Brasil.

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