Instead they rely completely on money to be happy. People often do not appreciate what they have, and they feel like they deserve better, and they complain instead of making the best of what they have. It is not necessary to be rich to enjoy life. Often those who have everything tend to live miserably. People can become too attached to money to the point that they forget about enjoying life and caring for their family. The theme of materialism is shown throughout the story of “The Rocking Horse Winner” to explain how being too attached to money can ruin people’s lives.
Materialism appears at the beginning of the story when talking about the type of life Paul and his family have. For example, D.H. Lawrence says that “although they lived in style, they felt always an anxiety in the house” (793). This example explains that even though Paul and his family have everything necessary to live a comfortable life, his mother wants more than her husband can provide for her. Most people would give anythi...
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