The Rocking-Horse Winner Essay

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    D. H. Lawrence's "The Rocking-Horse Winner" is a classic modernistic story about a family filled with inner conflicts all portrayed through the innocence of a young child. Tortured by a house that whispers to him, Paul tries to gain his mothers missing affection by presenting that he posses luck which gives him money. He presents this luck by picking the name of a winning horse while riding his rocking horse. The whispers which state "there must be more money” disturbs Paul and he

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    “The Rocking Horse Winner” by D.H Lawrence is a story about a boy, Paul, craving his mother’s love and attention in life. Throughout the story, Paul’s mother is unloving toward her children and husband and very materialistic, always wanting more and more money to live her expensive lifestyle and show off to those around her. When Paul asks his mother why they are poor, his mother blames Paul’s father, claiming that he was unlucky and when she married him, so she too became unlucky. From that moment

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    The Rocking Horse Winner When a person is lucky, it does not have to mean that they are fortunate with money. Luck is the chance for things to go the way you want them to go with out having any control over the situation. In The Rocking Horse Winner, Hester, the mother seems to believe that luck is strictly having money, and when there is no money, there is no luck. Hester's idea of luck meaning money brings forth the two ideas of greed and death throughout the story. Money plays a huge

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    Utilizing the literary approach of formalism in D.H Lawrence’s, “The Rocking-horse Winner”, I am analyzing four elements within the story including the conflict, protagonist, antagonist and point of view. Within the story “The Rocking-horse Winner”, by D.H Lawrence, there are two major conflicts present; an external conflict involving the family’s financial instability and an internal conflict involving Paul’s desire to please his mother. The external conflict is repeatedly mentioned throughout

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    “The Rocking-Horse Winner” by D. H. Lawrence tells the story of an upper class dysfunctional family who struggles to meet its financial needs, as seen through the eyes of a child named Paul. Paul, (one of three children), lives with; his mother, father, a maid and a gardener, in a house without a car (Lawrence). The author reveals many psychological elements including, the Oedipus complex, reaction formation, and projection and displacement through the main characters Paul and Hester (his mother)

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    For The Love of Money D. H. Lawrence tells a dramatic story about a young boy who seeks love and approval from his family, but because of materialism and greed he loses his life instead. In “The Rocking-Horse Winner”, the main character Paul wants love more than anything but eventually he succumbs to the same materialistic ways as his family. The family cares more about money than they do anything else. Paul is failed by several adults in the story, who are all greedy and seeking earthly goods.

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    a young boy tries and seems to find out those mysteries, called The Rocking-Horse Winner. He gives three messages on the mysteries of life in this story. He starts with money. Does our money make us who we are? Then he talks about the strength and power of ones words. Lastly Lawrence talks about luck. Can a person be lucky or is that just what life gave them. D.H. Lawrence’s first messages from the story The Rocking-Horse Winner is, does our money make us who we are? In this story he talks of a family

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    In both “The Rocking Horse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence and “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, the authors take critical aim at two staples of mainstream values, materialism and tradition respectively. Both authors approach these themes through several different literary devices such as personification and symbolism; however, it is the authors' use of characterization that most develop their themes. We'll be taking a look at the parallel passages in the stories that advance their themes particularly when

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    contribute to the end result, the resolution. Through “The Rocking-Horse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence pushed the idea of excessive want and the effect towards family, but creates mystery and adventure through the protagonist. Mr. Burroughs’s “No Defense for ‘The Rocking-Horse Winner’” illustrates the effectiveness of the lack of information to promote imaginative qualities for the reader. Also, "Allegory and the Death of the Heart in 'the Rocking-Horse Winner '” by Mr. Koban pushes the aspect of delusion of the

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    Certain individuals have a drive that can lead them to achieve what they desire most. In the Short story “The Rocking Horse Winner”, D.H Lawrence showcases this through character motivation and symbolism. He further this using pursuit of desire, and how if you take it to a certain extent it can result in tragedy if the individual chooses not to conform. Paul wants to please his mother because his mother feels that there family has no luck, but Paul proclaims that he is lucky. Paul suddenly becomes

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