Lawrence explores a wide range of different types of relationships.The reader sees the brutal, bullying relationship between Mellors and his wife Bertha, who punishes him by preventing his pleasure.In Lady Chatterley's Lover, Lawrence comes full circle to argue once again for individual regeneration, which can be found only through the relationship between man and woman (and, he asserts sometimes, man and man).Love and personal relationships are the threads that bind this novel together.It’s alluded to in the book, but our story slightly pulls the curtains back on that.You see him in bed with Constance and he’s feeling totally emasculated.’‘TV adaptations have a real role to play here.Connie was well-to-do intelligentsia, but he was aristocracy. His father was a baronet, and his mother had been a viscount's daughter.
According to some critics, the fling of Lady Ottoline Morrell with "Tiger", a young stonemason who came to carve plinths for her garden statues, also influenced the story.Her sexual frustration leads her into an affair with the gamekeeper, Oliver Mellors, the novel's title character.The class difference between the couple highlights a major motif of the novel which is the unfair dominance of intellectuals over the working class.This is most evidently seen in the plot; the affair of an aristocratic woman (Connie) with a working class man (Mellors).This is heightened when Mellors adopts the local broad Derbyshire dialect, something he can slip in and out of. Lawrence's works, in which the woman either resists her impulse or yields to it.
Actor James Norton, who plays upper-class Clifford Chatterley – whose wife has an affair with their gamekeeper – told Radio Times: ‘People have sex.