Sons and Lovers

by

D. H. Lawrence

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Mr. Leivers is married to Mrs. Leivers and is the owner of Willey Farm. He is the father of Edgar, Miriam, Geoffrey, and Maurice and is a virile, handsome, and practical man. Mrs. Morel admires Mr. Leivers and thinks that, if she had a fine husband like him, it would be a pleasure to help him on the farm. She feels that Mrs. Leivers, who is a frail, delicate woman, is not suited to her husband, although the two women are friends.
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Mr. Leivers Character Timeline in Sons and Lovers

The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Leivers appears in Sons and Lovers. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 6
Christianity, Propriety, and Physicality Theme Icon
...gets a half day off and he and Mrs. Morel decide to walk over to Mr. Leivers ’s farm to visit his wife, Mrs. Leivers. Paul asks about the family, as he... (full context)
Christianity, Propriety, and Physicality Theme Icon
When they return to the house, Mr. Leivers is there with his son Edgar, who helps on the farm. Not long after, the... (full context)
Christianity, Propriety, and Physicality Theme Icon
Women’s Work and Women’s Rights Theme Icon
...mother and Mrs. Morel laments that, if she had a farm and a husband like Mr. Leivers , she would gladly share the work with him, unlike Mrs. Leivers. (full context)
Chapter 9
Family, Psychology, and the Oedipus Complex Theme Icon
Women’s Work and Women’s Rights Theme Icon
...resents being generalized about and thinks that men are blamed for everything in modern society. Mr. Leivers , however, agrees with Clara. After dinner, Mrs. Leivers asks Clara if she is happier... (full context)