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The Shadow in the Rose Garden – A Selection of Short Stories Notes

Q No:-01: Lawrence stresses upon the fact that both the husband and wife have to redefine their relationship with intense impartiality and sense of actuality. Discuss?

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How did the conflict or tension between frank and his wife get resolved what is the moral of the story?

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Why did the husband become silent with fury?

Answer:

This is the story of young and his wife. They go on an outing. The wife chooses a seaside village as resort. She has lived there once before her marriage for two years. At breakfast she asks her husband to go alone for walk, as she is busy in home. But as soon as the husband leaves, she goes to rose grader. It is the place where she used to meet her love Archie, Who lived in adjacent house.

Soon she becomes conscious of some one’s presence there. She looks at the man surprises to ex-lover there. He des not recognize her. They were about to marry when Archie went Africa on a military mission. She was passed on wring news that her lover had died. Then she married with a engineer. She comes back to home. She is very sad and grim. She locks herself in her bedroom.

Her husband notes her condition. He asks her the reason of her sorrow. She tells him the whole story of her love. Her husband does not tolerate it.

But soon he realizes that she has done nothing objectionable. His wife realizes that though her love is alive, yet his is completely mad. He does not recognize any one. But soon the tension is relieved. They make a compromise to live together. They decide to live together with better understanding and love.

Q No:-02: Discuss the cause of the row between the husband and the wife?

Answer:

The story deals with emotional ups and downs of a husband and his wife. There does not exist and emotional harmony between them. She is not and obedient wife. She does not take pains to please her husband. She does not talk to him. She has the picture of her first lover in her mind. She feels guilty of her past life.

They go on an outing. The wife chooses a seaside village as resort. She has lived there once before her marriage for two years. At breakfast she asks her husband to go alone for walk, as she is busy in home. But as soon as the husband leaves, she goes to rose grader. It is the place where she used to meet her love Archie, Who lived in adjacent house.

Soon she becomes conscious of some one’s presence there. She looks at the man surprises to ex-lover there. He des not recognize her. They were about to marry when Archie went Africa on a military mission. She was passed on wring news that her lover had died. Then she married with a engineer. She comes back to home. She is very sad and grim. She locks herself in her bedroom.

Her husband notes her condition. He asks her the reason of her sorrow. She tells him the whole story of her love. Her husband does not tolerate it.

But soon he realizes that she has done nothing objectionable. His wife realizes that though her love is alive, yet his is completely mad. He does not recognize any one. But soon the tension is relieved. They make a compromise to live together. They decide to live together with better understanding and love.

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