Write 6 pages thesis on the topic d h lawrence’s ‘the rainbow’ (language desire and the subversion of gender). While these women’s desire to act as freely as their men have successfully been mitigated and suppressed by patriarchal institutions like marriage, religion, family, etc, Ursula Brangwen, the first of these women, has been able to break through the tradition of being a woman according to the Victorian ideals of femininity. In a society which thinks of a woman, as one who is born to be a loving mother and a passionate and submissive housewife in her husband’s household, Ursula struggles hard to assume a self which is as free and self-willed as a man. In this regard, Lawrence’s heroine defies complying with her feminine role in the society. She grows a strong abhorrence for her mother, Mrs. Bangwen’s fertile domesticity. Then she refuses to be married with Skrebensky, assuming that Skrebensky could mutilate her freedom. also initially she herself has been attracted to him by “a strong sense of the outer world” (Lawrence 2008, p. 194). In short, Lawrence allows her heroine to play in a subverted gender role in the male dominated society.