Lady Chatterley’s Lover Ending Explained: “Lady Chatterley’s Lover”, the newly released Netflix Original Film adapted from the novel of the same name by D.H. Lawrence infamous for his works that majorly included sexuality, and intimacy so much so that his novels were banned after being called “vulgar”. But now, he’s considered one of the most prolific writers of the 19th century because he allowed the characters to move freely from the norms and he didn’t let them be contained.
His novel “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” tells a similar kind of story about love, belonging, and societal norms. Without further ado, let’s move on to what the film is about and its ending.
Starring Emma Corrin as Constance along with Jack O’Connell as Oliver, the film begins with Constance Reid’s marriage with Sir Clifford Chatterley and right after their marriage, Clifford is summoned to participate in the war and comes back haunted by the horrors of it along with losing mobility in his legs.
Constance also called Connie by Clifford and her sister, is now Lady Chatterley for the people. After Clifford’s return, the couple moves to the family estate in Wragby as Clifford comes from a typical aristocratic family and is subdued with classist thinking.
Connie now spends her days taking care of Clifford who is now occupied with writing a novel. With the days growing tedious for Connie, she soon falls sick, and seeing this, her sister Hilda hires a maid for Clifford which makes Connie’s days free throughout, Clifford who is now interested in new business ventures like mining pays little to no attention to Connie who now goes on long walks and starts talking with the gamekeeper of the estate, Oliver.
The two begin to be interested in each other and then begin an affair, Both of them start spending more time together in the woods, The lovers soon have a spat when Connie becomes pregnant with Oliver’s child and Oliver, who is also married doesn’t take it in a good way, but they reconcile before Connie goes on a small vacation to Venice with her sister, Hilda. Ned, Oliver’s estranged wife’s lover spreads rumors about Connie and Oliver’s affair which Clifford comes to know about as well.
Upon Connie’s arrival, she finds Oliver going somewhere and promises to find her and meet again once he’s back on his feet. The rumor of the affair spread so fast that Connie was being looked at with disgust by the women in Venice as well.
Hilda, delivers a letter from Oliver to Connie which mentions that he has a small place with limited income, Connie has little to no affection for Clifford who has been exploiting workers in the mines and she confronts him about the classist thinking she is so against at. Connie leaves Clifford after asking for a divorce which leaves him broken and in tears, The film then moves to Connie arriving at Oliver’s place where she’s met by a hug from Oliver.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover is a great adaptation of a classic novel that talks about love being open and free, without any barriers to society. It is currently streaming on Netflix.