The Wedding Of Ursula Essay

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When telling the story of Ursula’s childhood, Lawrence tells us early on that, “Ursula was the one for realities.” (259). From this point it is apparent that her story is going to be different. While she relies on the hard realities of life and is very caught up in the things outside of her, her mind-body conscious self is just as active as Tom or Anna’s. In fact, it may be even stronger for her because she seems to be more aware of it: “She became aware of herself, that she was a separate entity in the midst of an unseparated obscurity, that she must go somewhere, she must become something.” (Lawrence 281). She has her first experience with love at an early age, when she encounters Anton Skrebensky. At one point during their courtship, Anton comes to the wedding of Ursula’s uncle, Fred, and Ursula has a very distinct experience similar to the one her mother Anna had in the cornfield. “At the touch of her hand on his arm, his…show more content…
It was a glaucous, intertwining, delicious flux and contest in flux…She turned, and saw a great white moon looking at her over the hill. And her breast opened to it, she was cleaved like a transparent jewel to its light. She stood filled with the full moon, offering herself. Her two breasts opened to make way for it, her body opened wide like a quivering anemone, a soft, dilated invitation touched by the moon. She wanted the moon to fill in to her, she wanted more, more communion with the moon, consummation.” (Lawrence 316-17). In this passage, Ursula’s will is dancing in a way with Skrebensky’s, but it is always separate. The moon has some deeper significance for her, as it did for Anna, as it pierces the darkness, entering and becoming her
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