“Why, oh why must one grow up, why must one inherit this heavy, numbing responsibility of living an undiscovered life? Out of the nothingness and the undifferentiated mass, to make something of herself! But what? In the obscurity and pathlessness to take a direction! But whither? How take even one step? And yet, how stand still? This was torment indeed, to inherit the responsibility of one’s own life.” ― D.H. Lawrence, The Rainbow, 1915
Women in Love is more an exploration of the meaning of live both philosophically and culturally than a traditional love story. In his attempt to make his characters Bohemian and modern, Lawrence has made them rather unlikeable and perhaps even, unloveable.