The Prussian Officer

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Categories: Nonfiction

A short story by David Herbert Richards Lawrence, best known for his scandalous novel “Lady Chatterley's Lover”.
“The Prussian Officer” revolves around the concept of quelling one's emotions. Lawrence


tells of a soldier, who witnesses the officer unmercifully beating his batman. Struck by these beatings, the solder falls for a sudden fit of anger and kills him. Unable to endure such a shock, he eventually goes out of his mind and dies in the woods.

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