It is important to analyze the Children of Violence Series as a whole, although it appears to be a collection of five independent works. It is because it has a structure which reveals the protagonist`s repeated self-deception. Martha, the heroine, comes to a big decision at the end of each work, the next begins with her disappointment with the decision, and her failure repeats itself. As a consequence, readers are forced to keep postponing their final judgments. Throughout the first three works, Martha, a fifteen-year old English girl living in an African colony, makes various efforts to live a new life: escaping from her parents, marriages and divorces, abandoning her daughter, plunging into political activities etc.. But at the end of each work, she finds them futile and her self more divided. In the fourth work, Land-locked, Martha is newly born through an affair with Thomas Stern, a Polish jew and gardener. She experiences psychic integration for an instant, in which she shares with him the suffering and pain of the forty million sacrifices of the Second World War. In the last work, The Four-Gated City, Martha devotes her middle age to the caring and education of two children abandoned by their mothers in the Coldridge family and regains the feminine. And she tries to form an integrated self through processes of so-called individuation and transcendence, Jungian concepts. Doris Lessing, the author, who examined the effects of society on individuals and the possibility of social revolutions through the first three works, shifts to emphasizing personal change in the last two. She seems to insist that personal change can bring about the change of a group and an individual can be the seed of humanity`s evolution.