Compare and Contrast Society's Effect on Relationships in Othello, Lady Chatterley's Lover, The Great Gatsby,

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Throughout the majority of “Othello”, “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” and “The Great Gatsby”, Shakespeare, Lawrence and Fitzgerald seems to have this common focus on the changes in society in terms of relationships. It appears that each text has a major event in which the dynamics of the relationships change due to some aspect in society in which they are set.
Lawrence’s “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” is pervaded by the idea that relationships between classes are highly influenced negatively by society. Connie is having this very sexual and passionate relationship with her gamekeeper Oliver Mellors who is of a lower status to her. To many reader’s surprise, Mellors is a man who, as one critic quotes, “remains impervious to the pettiness and
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Lady Chatterley’s Lover and The Great Gatsby are both attempting to represent a new change in society for instance Lawrence is trying to strongly represent that post war society which had very different dynamics to the anti-war conventional society, equally, The Great Gatsby is also trying to represent the dramatic change that is brought on by the American revolution and the way in which relationships are changed and strongly affected by this change. By having these very different structures for each novel it means that the reader’s views of each situation shall be different. One of these texts is not trying to compare to the others therefore the effect that the authors will be intending for the audience will be different. The narrative of these three texts is also very different giving us a very different view on the situation, for example in Othello the first person narrative is giving us a very personal feel. We are able to sympathise with the characters. What they say and feel is coming directly from the characters themselves therefore the audience of Othello may have very unbiased and personal view of what is happening. In The Great Gatsby we have Nick Carraway talking about Gatsby and what is going on in the text. By Fitzgerald doing this we as the readers may also be subjected to Nick Carraway’s view. This brings a possible difference in opinion in how society around this time is viewed and then amongst this

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