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Greed in The Rocking Horse Winner - Greed in The Rocking Horse Winner    People need money to live, and enough to buy the basic goods one needs to survive, but everybody wants more money. More money means an easier life. The more money one has, the more money one wants, as is shown in the story, "The Rocking Horse Winner" by D. H. Lawrence. At the beginning of this story the family did not have enough money to support their opulent lifestyle. Mr. Lawrence illustrates their situation like this: "Although they lived in style they felt always an anxiety in the house....   [tags: Rocking Horse Winner] 430 words
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Money for Love in The Rocking Horse Winner - The Rocking Horse Winner - Money for Love In this short story, "The Rocking Horse Winner," there is a little boy competing for his mother's love, and his mother bringing her son to his death with her confusing vocabulary. Paul's mother confuses him with her vocabulary words such as: love, money, lucky, unlucky, and peace of mind. She tells him that luck has to do with everything, and that she was extremely unlucky. Paul's family were not poor, but his mother wanted to compete with other families by having the best and the most stylish....   [tags: Rocking Horse Winner] 629 words
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The Rocking-Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence - The Rocking-Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence      The Rocking-Horse Winner is a complex story that is best understood if one examines it through the 5 Elements of Fiction: setting, character, plot, point of view and theme. This story is about a little boy named Paul who is trying to gain love and affection from his greedy mother. One day he told his mother that he had luck and he knew his mother did not believe him. This compelled him to go out and find luck on his own. He set off on his rocking horse on a journey to find luck....   [tags: Rocking Horse Winner Lawrence Essays]
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The Rocking-Horse Winner by D.H. Lawerence - "The Rocking-Horse Winner" by D.H. Lawerence talks about a family who lived in style, but always had anxiety in their house. There was never enough money. The parents knew the children were growing up and they would need money to send their children to school. The house came to be haunted with the phrase: There must be more money. There must be more money. The children could here it aloud but never dared to say it. The mother believed they were poor due to the fact her husband had no luck....   [tags: The Rocking-Horse Winner, D.H. Lawerence] 388 words
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D.H. Lawrence's The Rocking-Horse Winner - D.H. Lawrence's The Rocking-Horse Winner 'The Rocking-Horse Winner' by D.H. Lawrence is a shockingly disturbing tale of materialism, wealth, and a mother's absent affection for her children. The family in the story is constantly lured by the sweet temptation of sin. Although the story doesn't directly speak about religion, it is obvious that the family is Christian from the references to Christmas (481) and to God (482). In this story, Lawrence depicts several of the most devious sins of mankind according to religious, particularly Christian, doctrine: greed, sexual deviance, and gambling....   [tags: D.H. Lawrence Rocking-Horse Winner Essays]
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Barn Burning And Rocking Horse Winner - In both William Faulkner’s “Barn Burning” and D. H. Lawrence’s “ The Rocking Horse Winner”, the authors give us a glimpse of two poor families who suffer through similar problems in different ways and situations. The comparison shows how in “Barn Burning” because of Abner’s recklessness and cruelty, his son Sartoris Snopes and family are unable to get into the larger society. In “The Rocking Horse Winner,” the mother’s greed for money and her behavior with her children and husband forces her son, Paul, to find a way to get more money....   [tags: Barn Burning Rocking Horse Winner Compare Contras] 1220 words
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The Rocking Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence - I read the “Rocking Horse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence. It was a fairly interesting story that kept me from wanting to put it down. This story was about a young boy named Paul, and his family. They lived in an upper-middle class life in a large house. There was one problem though, both parents did not earn enough money to live up to their social status but, kept up impressions as if they could. One day, the young boy approached his mother and asked a series of questions concerning their families life style....   [tags: Rocking Horse Winner, D.H. Lawrence, gambling,] 585 words
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Comparison and Contrast of The Destructors and The Rocking Horse Winner - Comparison and Contrast of “The Destructors”, by Graham Greene and “The Rocking Horse Winner”, by D.H. Lawrence This comparison and contrast of “The Destructors”, by Graham Greene and “The Rocking Horse Winner”, by D.H. Lawrence will center on selected parts of stories from the opening through the conclusion. I will seek to compare and contrast both authors’ choices of characters, themes, techniques of suspense, moral statements, and conclusions. “The Destructors” and “The Rocking Horse Winner” were both written in the third person by British authors and set in post war Great Britain....   [tags: The Destructors The Rocking Horse Winner] 889 words
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Essay on Luck and Fate in The Rocking Horse Winner - Luck and Fate in The Rocking Horse Winner The Rocking Horse Winner, by D.H. Lawrence, is an informative story about luck and one's own fortune. In this story, Lawrence attempts to illustrate how one can guide one's own fate, instead of allowing things to happen by chance. He believes that the only person that affects what happens to someone, is really that person himself. "Everything is what you make of it," is Lawrence's message to the reader. By his use of characterization, instructional images, and irony in The Rocking Horse Winner, D.H....   [tags: Rocking Horse Winner Essays] 833 words
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D. H. Lawrence's The Rocking-Horse Winner - D. H. Lawrence's The Rocking-Horse Winner “The Rocking-Horse Winner” is a short story by D. H. Lawrence in which he creates a criticism of the modernized world’s admiration and desire for material objects. It was published in Harper’s Bazaar magazine in 1926 for the first time (E-Notes). The story’s main character, Hester, is a beautiful woman who is completely consumed by the idea of possession, and so she loses out on the love of family and the happiness of life. Her son, Paul, also learns to love wealth because of his negligent mother, constantly hearing the “whispers” of empty pockets in their home....   [tags: Lawrence Rocking Horse Winner Essays]
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The Rocking Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence - The Rocking Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence Written in 1933, D.H. Lawrence's short story "The Rocking Horse Winner" illustrates the consumptive nature of materialism. Through author's use of characterization, symbolism, and language in The Rocking Horse Winner, Lawrence successfully portrays a greedy and cold hearted mother, Hester, who attempts to fulfill the dissatisfaction in her life using wealth and material comfort. Lawrence uses Hester as an example to convey to the readers that materialism isolates one from love and ultimately leads to destruction....   [tags: European Literature Rocking Horse Lawrence]
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The Hidden Truth in The Rocking-Horse Winner by D. H. Lawrence - The Hidden Truth in "The Rocking-Horse Winner" by D. H. Lawrence       The plot in "The Rocking-Horse Winner" by D. H. Lawrence reveals to the reader conflicts between Paul and his mother using different levels or forms of secrecy. There are secrets hidden throughout the house that leads Paul and his mother to an unpleasant life. The first level of secrecy is the actual secrets that Paul and Paul's mother keep from each other. The second form of secrecy is that D. H. Lawrence uses a story telling style of writing....   [tags: The Rocking-Horse Winner]
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Money Obsession in David Herbert Lawrence's The Rocking-Horse Winner - Money Obsession in David Herbert Lawrence's The Rocking-Horse Winner We have all heard the expression, "Money makes the world go round." But does this make it worthwhile to abandon happiness in order to gain more of it. David Herbert Lawrence reveals the folly of substituting money and luck for family and love in "The Rocking-Horse Winner," the story of a woman's insatiable need to become rich, and her son's struggle to gain her approval. The mother, Hester, obsesses over money. She comes from a fairly rich family, seemingly, as "there was never enough money ......   [tags: Rocking-Horse Winner Essays]
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Use of Tone to Create Mood in D.H. Lawrence's The Rocking-Horse Winner - Use of Tone to Create Mood in D.H. Lawrence's The Rocking-Horse Winner D. H. Lawrence uses tone to create a mood in his short story "The Rocking-Horse Winner." His ability to create tone allows us to understand the characters of the story, and enables us to actually feel as if we are in the story by creating such a vivid mood. Lawrence uses the eyes of the main character, Paul, to show how he feels about the events taking place, and this in turn helps the reader empathize with the boy and understand the story....   [tags: Rocking Horse Winner Essays Lawrence]
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The Pursuit of Luck in D.H. Lawrence’s The Rocking Horse Winner - Over time, society has developed into a widely accepted culture that spreads implied rules, guidelines, and principles on how people should conduct their lives. In order to follow the expectations of society, a person must be dedicated to acting in a manner that they are accepted by others. This results in a lack of lasting accomplishment since society’s customs can fluctuate, so a persons dedication to following societal norms to gain acceptance by others are now non-existent. On the contrary, people who have dedicated there life to a specific goal or cause may contradict society’s imposed customs, but will ultimately achieve their goal and have lasting success....   [tags: D.H. Lawrence, Rocking Horse Winner, characters, l] 920 words
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Money, Luck, Love in Rocking-Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence - Money, Luck, Love in Rocking-Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence The "Rocking-Horse Winner" by D.H. Lawrence is a story, which emphasizes the battered relationship between a mother and her child. The author's work is known for its explorations of human nature and illustrates the nature of materialism. The author employs techniques of the fairy tale to moralize on the value of love and the dangers of the money. D.H. Lawrence presents an upper class family that is destroyed by greed because they always felt like no matter how much money they had, they always needed more....   [tags: Rocking Horse Winner Lawrence Greed Essays]
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A Comparison of the Magic in The Rocking-Horse Winner and A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings - A Comparison of the Magic in "The Rocking-Horse Winner" and "A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings"      Magic arises out of the two main characters of D.H. Lawrence's "The Rocking-Horse Winner" and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Paul, in the first story, pulls out higher forces to help him decide who the winner of the next horse race will be. In the Marquez story, a nameless and elderly angel lands on earth to experience first hand the human behavior he strives to correct. The magic in the air gives these stories a feeling of suspense....   [tags: Rocking Horse Enormous Wings Essays] 1719 words
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Rocking Horse Winner and The Destructors - Rocking Horse Winner and The Destructors There are many differences and similarities between Graham Greene’s “The Destructors” and D.H. Lawrence’s “Rocking Horse Winner.” One general difference is that in “The Destructors” the setting is in Great Britain, after the bombing had happened during World War 1, when the buildings were destroyed. The setting of “Rocking Horse Winner” is a suburban community located on the outskirts of Baltimore, Maryland. This one distinct difference affects the entire background of each story....   [tags: Graham Greene D.H. Lawrence] 879 words
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The Storm And The Rocking Horse Winner - As a general rule, children love fairy tales. We grow up being read Grimm's or watching Disney remakes of classics. Parents love telling children fairy tales not only because they have an opportunity to spend time with their sons and daughters, but also because fairy tales, like fables, always contain a lesson or moral within them. Although both Kate Chopin's "The Storm," and D.H. Lawrence's "The Rocking Horse Winner" have some of the qualities of a child's fairy tale, only one of the stories has a moral tone, while the other has a very amoral one....   [tags: essays research papers] 525 words
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Rocking Horse Winner - Rocking Horse Winner Carnality in close kin bliterates true necessary. As opposed to wealth their many desires witch it itself can not satisfied. In a family with the mother in need of such of thing uses finances as a sort of excuse. This lie drags along her son with good intentions always trying to feel the inner need. As he carries them on and has success they all got wrap up in the money lie forgetting the single most important factor which is love. This story begins with a statement with the author pointing out to the mother has it first fault " There was a woman who was beautiful, who started with all the advantages, yet she had no luck....   [tags: Papers] 1962 words
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Analysis of The Rocking Horse Winner - ... This is due to the fact that every one is used to it so it would be like saying “we are breathing”(20). This led Paul to realizes that there family is in debt and he believes that in order for them to get out of this debt, he has to take action. This shows that he is willing to take the problem into his own hands because he believes that no one else can do anything about it. Paul aligns him self with the attitude towards lucks. “I’m a lucky person”(21).Paul states this to his mother, however she responds with doubt and does not truly acknowledge or believe what Paul has just said....   [tags: Literary Analysis, D. H. Lawrence] 1498 words
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The Rocking Horse Winner - 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 part in this story....   [tags: Papers] 591 words
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The Rocking Horse Winner and THe Lottery - ... By assigning the whispers to specific locations and objects, having inanimate objects notice them, and having the whispers respond to events in the story (especially the introduction of Paul's ₤5000 winnings), Lawrence highlights the critical nature of his short story with regards to materialism. It is the author's portrayal of Paul, however, that most promotes the theme throughout the story. Paul's most striking trait is his obsession that, although is an obvious correlate to his mother's, is much more intense than hers....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 825 words
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Examining Greed in The Rocking Horse Winner - Examining Greed in The Rocking Horse Winner In "The Rocking Horse Winner" D. H. Lawrence tells us about the traumatic downfall of an upper middle class family struggling to maintain appearances through habitual overspending. Both the parents with common jobs and "expensive tastes" (pg.646) exploit all their resources to give their family the best; however, it was only to retain their high status in the society. "The Rocking Horse Winner" depicts a common demon we all face; greed, society's need for more possessions and money often drives people to do drastic things.<p>The magnificently decorated house had always been haunted by the unspoken phrase, "there must be more money" (pg.646)....   [tags: Book Reviews Greed and Society] 642 words
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The Rocking-Horse Winner, Theme Analysis - The story "The Rocking-Horse Winner" written by D. H. Lawrence tells of a young boy named Paul who tries to win his mother's affection by giving her that which she seems to want more than anything else, MONEY. The house in which the family lives is haunted by a voice that speaks the phrase, "There must be more money!" Everyone in the house can hear the voice but nobody ever acknowledges it. Paul and the family gardener, Bassett, begin to talk about horse races one day and they soon begin to bet on them....   [tags: European Literature] 689 words
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The Rocking Horse Winner: Examining Relationships - A relationship between a mother and son should be one that is full of unconditional love. The mother should be able to provide for the son and in return the son should look to the mother for comfort and stability. In D.H. Lawrence's, "The Rocking-Horse Winner," the relationship between the protagonist, Paul and his mother is not ideal at all. The first indication the relationship between Paul and his mother is not one that is ideal is when we are first introduced to the mother. She reveals she feels her children, "had been thrust upon her, and she could not love them," whenever her children were present, "she always felt the center of her heart go hard" (254)....   [tags: European Literature] 520 words
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rocking horse winner - 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 believes it exists because his family does not have enough money....   [tags: essays research papers] 611 words
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The Rocking Horse - Within the story entitled The Rocking Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence, the audience is divulged into the sordid family life of a adolescent boy named Paul, where there are three obvious morals told through the story’s style and symbolism. Also present within The Rocking Horse Winner are elements of supernaturalism and cold harsh reality. The first distinct moral in The Rocking Horse Winner is that we must not let ourselves be succumbed to greed and the need for materialistic items over our responsibilities in life....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Rocking-Horse Winner - ... Because of their unique obsession with future riches, their home becomes “haunted” by one particular phrase: “There must be more money. (101)” Though this word was never spoken amongst the residents of the house, it was well-known in the minds of all who lived there. “It came whispering from the springs of the still-swaying rocking horse…The big doll, sitting so pink and smirking in her new pram, could hear it quite plainly, and seemed to be smirking all the more self-consciously because of it....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1137 words
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Compare & Contrast The Rocking Horse Winner and The Destructors - Compare & Contrast The Rocking Horse Winner and The Destructors In D.H. Lawerence's short story, “The Rocking Horse Winner”, and Grahm Greene's “The Destructors, there are many truths to consider.  Although these two stories are considerably different, the message is the same.  Whether in a real life-like story “The Destructors” or a fantacy like “The Rocking Horse Winner”, the seeds of materialism are planted and nourished in lives of the characters.  The aspects of materialism in these two stories develop desired conclusions by its characters.  In order to understand the similar message of Greene short story “The Destructors” and Lawerences “The Rocking Horse Winner”, one must scrutinize the various aspects of each story.  When comparing the themes of each story, surprising similarities arise.  First, both are developed around the lives of children.  In “The Destructors” a group of boys called the Wormsley Gang have the same view of the world around them.  They have grown up together and share stories about the bombs that destroyed their town.  They also challenge each other to accomplish various tasks.   The house that the boys ultimately destroy represents the greediness of Mr....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1249 words
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The Theme of Materialism in "The Rocking Horse Winner" and "The Destructors" - In D. H. Lawrence's "The Rocking Horse Winner" and Graham Greene's "The Destructors" the reader can immediately see both the differences as well as the similarities in both stories from the authors' choices of setting, tone, and characterization. The author's use of imagery and the plot in both stories makes it clear that materialism can play a great part in how people's attitudes and behavior are affected and altered towards others because of a lifestyle filled with misfortune. In "The Destructors" and "The Rocking Horse Winner", the authors' background and writing dispositions are very similar....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 1164 words
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A Critical Analysis of "The Rocking-Horse Winner" and "The Destructors" - A Critical Analysis of "The Rocking-Horse Winner" by D.H. Lawrence and "The Destructors" by Graham Greene In both stories, "The Rocking-Horse Winner" by D.H. Lawrence and "The Destructors" by Graham Greene we see the common theme of wanting to be envied by others because of what we have or can do. The need to do better, have prestige and more power than anyone else is a very common human conflict that is dealt with on all levels of humanity. The emotional environment that man grows and develops in plays a factor in how he approaches everyday life....   [tags: Literary Themes] 1242 words
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Conformity in The Rocking-Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence - In The Rocking-Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence, the family was unable to see what they really had going for them. Corrupted Conformity Many times, people believe that they must achieve a certain social status within a community due to the need of acceptance, or perhaps, simply the fear of being rejected. Communities normally demonstrate a positive atmosphere. They are supposed to be places where everyone knows and is kind to one another; one where people feel comfortable with each other. Although the idea of community and solidarity is usually something to be looked at in a positive way, as illustrated in “The Rocking-Horse Winner”, “The Lottery”, and “The Shining Houses”, certain individuals suffer greatly when they are presented with the idea, or forced, to conform....   [tags: English Literature] 819 words
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Comparing Destruction in Rocking Horse Winner and Scarlet Ibis - Seeds of Destruction in Rocking Horse Winner and Scarlet Ibis Family relationships can, in many cases, bear the "seeds of destruction" that lead to the downfall of other family members. This is evident in Paul's relationship with his mother in "The Rocking Horse Winner" by D. H. Lawrence, and in Doodle's relationship with his brother in the short story "The Scarlet Ibis" by James Hurst. Both Paul and Doodle are controlled by a relationship within their family that pushes them too hard, causing their deaths....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 400 words
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Comparing Rocking Horse Winner the Movie and Novel - Comparing Rocking Horse Winner the Movie and Novel The short story, "Rocking-Horse Winner", and the movie based on it contrast considerably. When the written story has ended the movie continues with ideas, which may not come from the author. Three major differences of the two are: the mother, the father, and the ending. In the movie the mother, Hester, is portrayed as a loving and self-sacrificing person. While in the short story she is exposed to be a cold-hearted, and greedy person. Another instance where the short story and movie differ is the role of the father....   [tags: Papers] 550 words
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The Presence and Justification of Autoeroticism in The Rocking-Horse Winner - ... Unknowingly, Paul’s mother feeds this contempt he begins to harbor for his father’s “unluckiness” in several exchanges she has with Paul, including the following passage: "Well - I suppose," she said slowly and bitterly, "it's because your father has no luck." The boy was silent for some time. "Is luck money, mother?" he asked, rather timidly. "No, Paul. Not quite. It's what causes you to have money." […] "He ought to, then. And aren't you lucky either, mother?" "I can't be, if I married an unlucky husband." "But by yourself, aren't you?" "I used to think I was, before I married....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Character of Hester in Lawrences The Rocking Horse Winner - Character of Hester in Lawrence's The RockingHorse Winner Hester is one of the main characters in D.H. Lawrence’s “The Rocking-Horse Winner.” The story describes a young boy, Paul, who tries to win his “mother’s love by seeking the luck” (Kaplan 1971), which she believes she does not possess. Lawrence “condemns the modern notion that happiness and luck come from the outside, rather than from within; that happiness must take the form of money and goods rather than the erotic, parental, and filial love” (Kaplan 1972)....   [tags: essays papers]
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Comparision and Contrast between the Rocking Horse Winner and the Road not Taken - Comparision and Contrast between the Rocking Horse Winner and the Road not Taken Life's stories shared through the view of two writers. Both stories have many similarities, however, contrast with just as many differences. "The Destructors", written by Graham Green, and "The Rocking Horse Winner" written by D.H. Lawrence. When contrasting these two stories, consider the plot, characters, story line, and each authors approach. Also consider the intent and mood each author sets forth. In the story " The Destructors" the setting is in a London car park called Northwood Terrace, nine years concluding World War II....   [tags: essays papers] 705 words
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Comparing Rocking-Horse Winner, Prussian Officer, and Second Best - Differences in Rocking-Horse Winner, Prussian Officer, and Second Best Works by the same author often show the repeated use of certain words, images, or plots. In five short stories by the author, D.H. Lawrence, differences between social classes are the basis for conflict and provide the foundation for taboo relationships. These five stories are "The Rocking-Horse Winner," "The Prussian Officer," "Second Best," "The White Stocking," and "The Daughters of the Vicar." The inclusion of the motif of class differences in these particular works often leads to acts of violence or tragedy as the outcome....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Beowulf - The Rocking-Horse Winner The main themes in “ The Rocking-Horse Winner” are the pursuit of love and luck. Both of the main characters in " The Rocking-Horse Winner", Hester and Paul, are in pursuit of love. First the mother, Hester married for love, and the love faded, she gained children from her marriage, but she could not love them. Nowhere in her life does she find love for anyone but herself. The closest thing to love that comes to her she rejects. That comes in the form of her young son Paul....   [tags: essays research papers] 772 words
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Scarlet Letter - Controversy between Money and Love as shown in “The Rocking-Horse Winner” The Rocking-Horse Winner is couched in the symbols of the ancient myths. The mother is poor, unsatisfied fairy princess who yearns for happiness; Paul is the gallant knight on horse-back who rides to her rescue (Junkins 261). The mythical aspect of the story is evident in the style and symbols. In the opening lines, the first seven words have a fable-like quality reminiscent of any number of fairy princess tales, yet the word advantages locates us in the atmosphere of the modern world, so does the word luck (Junkins 261)....   [tags: essays research papers] 877 words
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Use of Conventions in Literary Works Such as Shakespeare's Hamlet - Conventions are commonly known as a customary feature of a literary work such as the use of a chorus in Greek tragedy or an explicit moral in a fable. They are found in stories, plays, essays, poetry, and movies. Conventions are found frequently in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Taming of the Shrew, and Othello. They are also detected in D. H. Lawrence’s The Horse Dealer’s Daughter and The Rocking Horse Winner, and lastly in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll House. These literary devices all grasp the same conventional concept....   [tags: Props Hamlet Tragic Tragedy Analysis] 1285 words
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The Eyes Motif in the Works of D.H. Lawrence - The Eyes Motif in the Works of D.H. Lawrence D.H. Lawrence's short stories The Shadow in the Rose Garden, The Prussian Officer and The White Stocking possess an eyes motif. This motif, along with a variety of other motifs, are used throughout the works of the author and adds depth to the stories. "The Shadow in the Rose Garden" possesses an eyes motif. The eyes as a "window to the soul" is an ever present reference in this work. First, Lawrence notes the "china-blue eyes" of Mrs. Coates, who is a "delightful, erect old lady." (70) Later, when the young woman sits down on the bench in the garden in front of the white roses and sees the man in front of her, she notices his eyes....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays] 829 words
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Literary Device and Their Uses - Literary Device and Their Uses The use of literary devices has proven to be the key to a successful short story. An author's use of these devices makes or breaks the story for a reader. He must successfully define such things as the character, theme and setting to put the reader into their mind frame to fully understand and feel the story. In this week's readings, we are shown the authors' use of literary devices with serious ironies to show human condition and the nature of humanity. Such stories as "The Black Man and White Woman in Dark Green Rowboat," "The Rocking-Horse Winner," and "Gilded Six Bits" shine light on the essence of the human condition and the nature of humanity....   [tags: Literature Writing Author] 1323 words
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The Power of Money - ... If you’re lucky you have money” (Lawrence, 2007, p. 494). Immediately Paul believes that if he can prove he is lucky then he will have the ultimate prize, his mother’s love. A child only reflects the attitudes and attributes that are shown to them by their parents. “The standardized regression coefficients reflecting the unique contribution of perceived maternal and paternal acceptance revealed that only perceived maternal acceptance was significantly related to behavioral problems. Perceived paternal acceptance did not have a significant direct effect on children’s behavioral problems” (Garcia, 2007)....   [tags: Literary Themes]
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