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The Fox by D. H. Lawrence. Camuffo Francesca V A 2009-2010. The Fox. Title analysis Content Characters. Title analysis. The Fox. Denotative meaning: a fox is a wild animal with reddish–brown fur, a pointed face and a thick tail. Connotative meaning:

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    1. The Fox by D. H. Lawrence Camuffo Francesca V A 2009-2010

    2. The Fox Title analysis Content Characters

    3. Title analysis The Fox Denotative meaning: a fox is a wild animal with reddish–brown fur, a pointed face and a thick tail Connotative meaning: the fox is a symbolic animal: it represents intelligence, shrewdness and cunning

    4. Content • The story tells about: • Two women of nearly 30 years who decide to start a new life on a farm. • They look after chickens, poultry, cows and ducks. • A fox starts to kill their animals • Months pass • A young soldier comes to stay with them • A triangular relationship begins • One of the two girls is killed by the soldier • The soldier can marry the girl

    5. Characters March Banford Henry

    6. March • It is a surname • It recalls the third month of the year • To march • Physical description • Skills and economical situation • Personality and behavior underline some aspects of the character

    7. Benford • It is a surname • To ban (to take distance) • Physical description • Social and economical situation • Family background • Personality (through actions and dialogues) • The reader can know her thoughts underline some aspects of the character

    8. Henry • The narrator gives a lot of information about him • Physical appearance and his clothes • His actions • His past • Social and economical situation • Family background • His work • His personality (through his actions and skills) • His thoughts underline some aspects of the character

    9. Narrator A third person omniscient narrator Styles • free direct speech • direct speech • indirect speech • free indirect speech • showing and telling

    10. Setting • During the First World War • In the country • Near “The White Horse”, Berkshire, west of London. • In the army Atmosphere: Sense of distance and separation from the world The setting creates sadness, anguish and solitude into the reader’s mind.

    11. The message The novel makes the reader reflect on two themes: the wartime and relationships • Poverty • Women had to replace men because they went to fight. • Between two women • Between a man and a woman