Plant Images In D. H. Lawrence&Amp;#8217;S Novel &Amp;#8220;Lady Chatterley&Amp;#8217;S Lover&Amp;#8221;

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INTRODUCTION The object of our theses is to study the symbolic meaning of the flower images used in the novel by D. H. Lawrence “Lady Chatterley’s Lover”. It is a matter of common knowledge that the texts created by different authors belonging to different nationalities are comprehended differently by readers – bearers of different cultures. While writing a book any author uses images to reveal his ideas with the help of some figurative language. The encyclopedia Britannica gives the following definition of the symbol: «Symbols are not the language of and by themselves; rather they are devices by which ideas often too complex or highly charged to articulate in ordinary language are transmitted between people sharing a common culture. Every society has evolved a symbol system that reflects a specific cultural logic; and every symbol functions to communicate information between members of the culture in much the same way as, but more subtly than, conventional language» Symbols do not name the things or ideas directly. They are based on associations. The problem is that people associate the symbols in their own way in accordance with their origin, education, cultural background. The meaning of a symbol does not remain unchanged throughout history, it undergoes certain changes with the development of the society, depending on various factors, such as the level of the country’s development the way of its relations with other countries, the common attitude to the cultural and historical heritage of the people. A set of images created by a certain author is usually not totally in¬dividual. It bears an impact of the traditional image system of an epoch, a school or a social group. Images are strongly connected with cultu¬ral memory and some of them hold on during long periods of human history stemming from archetypes. Sometimes an author

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