DH Lawrence was often at odds with the Establishment and more commonly thought of as a pornographer. Now he is admired as
a great literary voice. Women In Love studies the nature of relationships between men and women through four very different
characters, each of whom seeks fulfilment in their own way. Gudrun seeks an intellectual equal, while for Ursula, overwhelming
love is all that will suffice; Gerald attempts to fill his emotional void with success and physicality, whereas Birkin desires
total commitment from both his lover and his friend. Lawrence uses the foursome to form a complex emotional web, voicing
his own views through the semi-autobiographical figure of Birkin.