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'The Rocking-Horse Winner'
This paper offers an analysis of D.H. Lawrence's short story, 'The Rocking-Horse Winner'.
# 72349 | 2,260 words | 1 source | APA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2004 in Literature (General)


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In this article, the writer analyzes the short story "The Rocking-Horse Winner" by D. H. Lawrence. The writer discusses that the story argues that the predicament faced by Paul is brought about by a focus on materialism in the modern age. The writer also looks at the role of Paul's mother.

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"In D.H. Lawrence's 'The Rocking-Horse Winner' a ne'er-do-well family includes a son who has a gift of feverishly riding his rocking-horse until he experiences a revelation of the upcoming horse race winner. Paul's gift eventually kills him. Paul's family consists of his parents and two little sisters. His family lives a decent lifestyle but his parents, particularly his mother, continually laments their need for more money. Her obsession with acquiring more money pervades the household to the point where the house seems to ... "

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