The Rocking Horse Winner

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Alena
Mrs. Warman
English IV
31 January 1212

The Allusion of Love World War I revolutionized the way that Americans view life and death, after Europe was bombarded visits from the Grim Reaper. After the war ended in 1918, America entered a period of live now, worry later, referred to as the roaring twenties. The 1920’s inspired many great writers from Fitzgerald’s Gatsby to Milne’s Pooh, writers in the 1920’s wrote with themes centralizing around money, love, and the problems that follow in a fairy tale way. One man stands out from the rest with a great work titled The Rocking Horse Winner, in which D.H Lawrence depicts a scene of twisted virtues and painstaking love. " The final stories of D.H., written in the middle and late 1920's represent a period of formal experimentation in which he moved away from traditional narrative realism and the setting of rural England to the realm of mythical supernatural fairy story"(Baker 1) "A restless pilgrim he had uncanny perceptions into the depths of physical things and an uncompromising honesty in his new of human beings and the world"(Lawrence 2576). In the short story, a boy named Paul has a warped perception of love resulting from his mothers materialistic and money obsessed lifestyle. His mother denies him the love he needs to be strong because she knows that she cannot provide for her children properly based on the family income. D.H. Lawrence uses great symbolism criticizing those who equate love with money and luck with happiness to show that confusion among love, luck, and greed becomes the ultimatum of personal responsibility. Success was acquired through material items in the eyes of Paul’s mother Hester and so she continued to spend all of the families’ money in spite of the fact that they were quiet poor. Hester had felt society had placed implications upon her to continue living large and so she hid all her...
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