Lady chatterley s lover sex scene
In 1917, at 23, she marries Clifford Chatterley, the scion of an aristocratic line.After a month's honeymoon, he is sent to war, and returns paralyzed from the waist down, impotent.Connie longs for real human contact, and falls into despair, as all men seem scared of true feelings and true passion.There is a growing distance between Connie and Clifford, who has retreated into the meaningless pursuit of success in his writing and in his obsession with coal-mining, and towards whom Connie feels a deep physical aversion. Bolton, is hired to take care of the handicapped Clifford so that Connie can be more independent, and Clifford falls into a deep dependence on the nurse, his manhood fading into an infantile reliance.After the epiphany of the chick, of the hatching of the eggs, when she faces the reality of the cycle of life and fecundity, she wants to see the chickens again and again: “she had only one desire now, to go to the clearing and the wood.The rest was a kind of painful dream.” (145)Being out of touch with her husband, now in the care of Mrs Bolton, Connie is fascinated with the new life she discovers in the clearing.
Connie feels isolated; the vaunted intellectuals prove empty and bloodless, and she resorts to a brief and dissatisfying affair with a visiting playwright, Michaelis.
Not only does the shift from the frame of general history to the dramatic scene of chapter IV and the concrete narrative mode of chapter V establish the context for the contrast between Clifford and Mellors, it also epitomises the fact that the novel’s third person narrative is from now on centred on the consciousness of a focal character, Connie.
Indeed by returning increasingly to Connie’s point of view, Lawrence brings to the surface the potential for epiphany that is latent in the writing.
Into the void of Connie's life comes Oliver Mellors, the gamekeeper on Clifford's estate, newly returned from serving in the army.
Mellors is aloof and derisive, and yet Connie feels curiously drawn to him by his innate nobility and grace, his purposeful isolation, his undercurrents of natural sensuality.After several chance meetings in which Mellors keeps her at arm's length, reminding her of the class distance between them, they meet by chance at a hut in the forest, where they have sex.