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Sons and Lovers: Analyze the Relationships Paul has with the Girls in his Life. Paul Morel is your major part in DH Lawrence's novel 'Sons and Lovers'. The narrative charts his first life from if his parents wed and the next arrival of four children, through youth and early adulthood to the passing of his mother. During this period three girls have a significant effect on his lifestyle, his mom, Miriam and Clara. Each has the maximum influence at various times in his lifetime and can be attributed to his youth, becoming a young man and premature maturity respectively; but each woman's influence carries on to contour Paul to the person he becomes. From the very beginning there's a link between Paul and his mum in that he resembles her with his dark hair and blue eyes. As a kid 'he seemed old for his or her', grave and severe like Mrs Morel. He is a quiet boy but lively much like his mother and this increases with age as his other's influence grows more obvious. 'If she fretted he understood, and might have no peace. His soul seemed always careful to her' is how their attachment is clarified; their bond is very powerful and very deep. As Paul grew old she never suffered alone for her husband's faults and what she lacked in life as 'her children endured with her'. 'It hurt the boy keenly, this feeling about her, that she had never had her life's fulfilment' so much so that it turned out his 'childish aim' to provide it. When he started to function 'it was almost as if it had been her own life'. 'Paul almost hated his mom' for this anguish when his dad did not come home from work. He felt she shouldn't waste herself on a man like his father when she could rely upon her son. This comes from the jealousy Paul believes of his own father due to his place in the household, in their own mother's affections and efforts, all of which he disregards. Paul never had a solid constitution as he had been subject to bouts of hepatitis. Described as 'delicate', this accounted for his mother's 'difference in sense for him' compared with her other kids. She treated him more tenderly and felt that he had been obviously a better mettle than her other kids but physically poorer so 'she always felt a mixture of distress in her love for him'. Additional to this Paul could never go home 'empty to his mum' not even when collecting blackberries and since he never did so she didn't expe...