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.
Friends and family become insignificant the moment it is time to stone the unlucky victim. b. “The Rocking-Horse Winner” is a short story about a young boy, Paul, who has the supernatural ability to choose a winning race horse. It is not clear how the boy has this ability but he hears his mother’s voice echo in his mind saying that they are poor and so he sets out to change that. Paul takes on the stress of his mother’s greed.
There must be more money!" (363). The children hear it just as well as their mother, and it is no surprise that eventually her son, Paul, becomes curious of it. He seeks to learn of his family's situation, but Hester... ... middle of paper ... ... mostly unconscious, lost in a "brain-fever" (373) and chanting the winning horse's name. Paul is hospitalized, Oscar bets on the predicted winner, Paul's prediction proves correct and Hester receives the winnings, "'Over eighty thousand pounds!
Paul decides to find luck after a discussion with his mother, in which the mother tells Paul that she is not lucky due to her marriage. Paul’s mother states that luck brings money. Paul sees an opportunity to replace his father’s unluckiness, and fufill his mother’s dreams. The gardener introduces horse races, but goes to his uncle Oscar, because he is lucky. In “The Rocking Horse Winner”, money and greed appear throughout the passage, which demonstrates the characters as being unselfish, ungrateful, and obssesed with money.
Despite being briefly mentioned, the knowledge of t... ... middle of paper ... ...tunate and wealthy through some type of hardship or quest. “The Rocking-Horse Winner” begins in much of the same way. The family is stricken by debt and the mother has no place in her heart for love. Paul takes it upon himself to go on the quest for luck, and thereby attempting to bring about her love. The supernatural elements, much like Paul's ability to predict a winning horse, is very much like the magic that would be seen in a fairy tale.
Paul spends hours riding his rocking horse to come up with the winning horse so that he can give his mother what he thinks she needs to be happy, money. He was thinking of gaining her happiness and love through materialistic ways because he thought that money would give the luck, love, happiness and power that she wanted. Trevor in "The Destructors" came up with a new idea to show his intelligence and power over the group which ended up making him the leader ... ... middle of paper ... ...omeone who, in seeking acceptance, has gone to great lengths to achieve it. The mother in "The Rocking-Horse Winner" was materialistic in gaining her acceptance while the gang in "The Destructors" used their destructive nature to seek out their fame. There is just one more small common thread that could be easily overlooked in the beginning of each story and that is the mother who thought that she was better than the neighbors.
He also wants her affection as well as winning back the family’s luck. Paul’s mother had never loved any of her children so Paul seeks his mothers validation in any manner possible. He questioned his mother about his fathers luck to which his mother responds with “[your] [father] [is] very unlucky (222)”. Paul realizes that this is a w...
Her happiness would then succeed into love for him, or so he thought. His mother became greedier than ever, she cared more about money than loving her son. Paul accumulates money from horse races. Basset the gardener, Oscar the uncle and Paul were associated with the betting scheme, yet keeping it unknown to the mother. Paul had the ability of picking the winning horse at a race if he felt absolutely sure.
She knows that her heart has a “hard little place that could not feel love...” (Lawrence, 750). In order to cover up this flaw she pretends as though she loves her children so the other parents within her social circle believe that she is a great mother. This artificial love manifests itself in the form of expensive gifts, servants, and a nurse (or nanny). However, in the privacy of their own home she is cold and distant from her children, and they know... ... middle of paper ... ...ne out of a life where he rides his rocking horse to find a winner. (Lawrence, 760) Uncle Oscar, in saying this, is actually reiterating the thought process that brought Hester to the brink of her own undoing.
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. Paul's uncle, Oscar, learns of this and becomes a partner with Paul and Bassett.