The Horse Dealer's Daughter Analysis

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I chose to reader The Horse Dealer’s Daughter by D.H. Lawrence for my analysis. This love story has a different take on it than a normal love story. It is about a young woman named Mabel, whom has found out that her family has run out of money and now she doesn’t know what she should do with her life. Her brothers can go off and do many different things but ever since her mother died she has taken care of the house hold. She goes to her mother’s grave which always brings her peace to trim grass around the headstone, because taking care of her mother’s grave makes her feel close to her mother. She thinks about how her mother was a glorified women and how she wants to be like that. She decides that it would be best to walk into the lake and commit…show more content…
Lawrence would’ve read it. I love D.H. Lawrence’s take on love story’s because it’s not typically one. Me being an odd fellow, I like out of the norm things. To fully understand the story, I had to read it 3 or 4 times. I did not need to read it out load to fully grasp what the author was trying to convey, but kind of paraphrasing each line and putting it in my own words did aid in my understanding of the short story. It made me really think about each line and what the author really wanted each line to mean and what he wanted the reader to leave with. I imagine that this story was written in the early 1900’s and set in the country side of an English town. I believe this because Mabel thinks that she has nowhere to go now that her family has no money. Today or even 30 years ago she could go to college and get a degree but the fact she thinks her life is done because she isn’t married or that her family doesn’t have money suggests that it was before women brought money home for the family. As I read this story I liked to imagine that D.H. Lawrence was giving a reading at App State for example and that I am in the crowd. I prefer to think of stories or poems as being read by the author just because they know exactly how to read it being that it’s their work. So far this was the most interesting love story I’ve read. Typically, they all end in the same way but I like the fact that it ends open-ended and allows room for interpretation. I think D.H. Lawrence did this so that readers got their own chance to be creative and develop their own