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Syson's Overall State of Mind

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The Shades of Spring, D.H. Lawrence, 1914

Lawrence, D.H. "The Shades of Spring." 1981. Access to Literature: Understanding Fiction, Drama, and Poetry. Ed. Elliot L. Smith and Wanda V. Smith. New York: St. Martin's, 1981. 157-60. Print.

Overall, Syson's state of mind can BEST be summed up by

A

"Like an uneasy spirit, he had returned to the country of his past" (line 1)

B

"He was curiously elated, feeling himself back in an enduring vision..." (lines 4-5)

C

"Syson laughed, in his brilliant, unhappy way." (line 50)

D

"Now, everything irritated him." (line 66)

E

"What a fool he was!" (lines 67-68)