Sons and Lovers

by

D. H. Lawrence

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Fanny is a “hunchback” and works at Jordan’s as one of the “spiral girls” on the sewing machines. She is very sensitive and has had a hard life. She often believes the other girls are making fun of her, although they insist that they are her friends. She is very taken with Paul and goes out of her way to arrange a present for his birthday. She particularly dislikes Clara when Clara comes to work at the factory.
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Fanny Character Timeline in Sons and Lovers

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Chapter 5
Women’s Work and Women’s Rights Theme Icon
...the girls because they are singing and takes the garments to a hunchbacked woman, called Fanny, to be redone. Fanny is upset and, although she agrees to mend the things, she... (full context)
 Nature and Industrialism Theme Icon
...them. After his lunch, before Mr. Pappleworth comes back, he often goes and sits with Fanny, the hunchback, who adores him. She is very sensitive and has suffered a lot in... (full context)
Family, Psychology, and the Oedipus Complex Theme Icon
...the other girls learn that Paul is an artist, they suggest that he should draw Fanny because she has such lovely long hair. Fanny is quick to take offense and Paul... (full context)
Chapter 10
Family, Psychology, and the Oedipus Complex Theme Icon
Women’s Work and Women’s Rights Theme Icon
...often startled by his erratic moods or afraid of his temper. On his twenty-third birthday, Fanny gives him a set of paints paid for by all the Spiral girls except Clara... (full context)