To begin, the first reason it was so shocking is because he seemed so lucky by the end of the story. The young boy was so consumed with own luck which became the only important part of his life due to some things he experienced as a young child. For example on page 1252 it says, “Daffodil came in first, Lancelot second, Mirza thir...
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...herefore it was an interesting thing to read because he basically died from riding his horse too hard which is difficult to wrap around in my mind knowing that there is a deeper meaning to the boys cause of death.
In the end, this text did indeed have a very interesting and twisted ending. Leaving the reader almost still engaged with the story already over and having the reader scratching their head wondering what really just happened in that story then looking back upon the story for pieces of information that may help solve the puzzle. Again the boy’s consumption with greed ultimately led to his tragic death. The mother herself was to blame for stuffing all this nonsense into a young man’s head. And finally that he could die from riding a horse too hard with a deeper meaning behind it all a dark meaning.
The Rocking Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence
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