Sharply observed and expertly crafted, D.H. Lawrence’s The Fox is a captivating work exploring the dual themes of power and supremacy in the aftermath of the First World War. Banford and March live and work together on their meager farm, surviving hardship only by sheer determination and dedicated labor. The farm is their world, a place of safety?that is, until a young soldier walks in and upsets the women’s delicate status quo. None could have predicted the effect his presence would have on their lives.
Blackwell North Amer Banford and March live and work together on their meagre farm, surviving hardship only by sheer determination and dedicated labour. The farm is their world and a place of safety - that is, until a young soldier walks in and upsets the women's delicate status quo. Where once their biggest fear had been that the local fox would carry off their chickens, now with the boy comes a new threat. Full of his own ideas for the future of the farm, he conspires to employ all his powers of persuasion to make the women agree. Banford is determined to resist; but for March, the boy and the fox become one.