"The Destructors" and "The Rocking-Horse Winner" Book Review by writingsensation

"The Destructors" and "The Rocking-Horse Winner"
A look at how the novels "The Destructors" by Graham Green and "The Rocking-Horse Winner" by D. H. Lawrence can be considered allegories for the destructiveness of materialism.
# 68711 | 995 words | 0 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Sep 06, 2006 in English (Analysis) , Literature (Comparative Literature)

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This paper examines how although the two authors employ many different methods, Graham Green and D. H. Lawrence have both written stories that explore the significance and consequences of materialism. It looks at how many similarities, although subtle ones, can be found between Green's "The Destructors" and Lawrence's "The Rocking-Horse Winner" when examined closely. It attempts to show how although the characters and settings are quite different, both Greene and Lawrence express views on materialism through use of relationships between adults and youth, as well as through the emotions of greed, jealousy, and pride which are related to materialism.

From the Paper:

"In "The Rocking-Horse Winner," the setting is a home, that seems dreary, cheerless, and not at all fancy, with two adults and three children. It is one of these children, Paul, that is the main character of the story. Paul wishes to help his mother, although it is obvious that he does not fully comprehend the problems because he is a child. The subjects of money and finances are the only things his mother ever talks about in front of him, so he knows this is important to his mother. Paul tries to solve the family's problems by himself in the only way he knows how. Although he has been told that his family is without any good luck, he somehow knows that this is not true. "

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