Focusing on Clifford in D. H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover, this paper examines the representation of disabled men’s sexuality and aims to expand the territory of disability studies and English literary study on male sexuality. The discourse of disability in modern Britain argues that disability and male sexuality are incompatible: since disability functions as a symbolic castration, it turns men into asexual beings. Men with disability are also regarded as childlike because of their diminished independence. Lawrence’s representation of Clifford reflects the dominant view on disability and male sexuality. Clifford is desexualized and infantilized by his loss of sexual functionality and his total dependency. He expresses frustration and anger confronted with the reality that no intimate life or privacy is allowed for a disabled man. He eventually internalizes the hegemonic notion of male sexuality which stigmatizes and excludes disabled males. Through the representation of Clifford, Lawrence supports and reinforces the dominant view on normative male sexuality rather than challenges and questions it.
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