John Galsworthy was a popular British writer. He was born in 1853. He attend a prestigious school because his father wanted John to be a lawyer. That's why John entered the Oxford University. But some time later he told his father about his wish to become a writer. ‘The Dark Flower’ is a story, which shows a period of nearly thirty years in the life of Mark Lennan. He is sculptor from an upper-middle class family. The novel is divided in three parts. They are ‘Spring’, ‘Summer’ and ‘Autumn’. In each of these parts Mark comes under the influence of the dark flower of passion. In some places Galsworthy tells us that Englishmen do not show that they have passions. Mark is an artist and he is able to acknowledge, that he is under the influence of passion. Why is the main character under the influence of passion?