Money for Love in the Rocking Horse Winner
Everybody understands a simple truth ‘Money is not everything, but without money, everything is nothing,’ which means people need money to live, and enough to buy the basic goods one needs to survive, but everybody wants more money. More money means an easier life. The more money one has, the more money one wants, as is shown in the story, "The Rocking Horse Winner" by D. H. Lawrence. There is a little boy named Paul, the author emphasizes the battered relationship between his mother and him which is the conflict between materialism and idealism. He also describes two main things, the dangers of money and the value of love. To begin with, the characterization of Paul is compelling. He is an innocent boy; he believes whatever his tom told to him and doesn’t care Uncle Oscar use his superpower to earn money. At the beginning of story, Paul asked his mom why they need to take taxi or use uncle’s car, his mom said they are poor family because lacking of luck.(Lawrence36). That was why Paul insists that luck is the only thing can make money and change his family. On the other hand, when Uncle Oscar found that Paul can predict the winner of horse race, he takes advantage of his nephew’s supernatural talents to his own advantage, without considering for a moment the pressures such activity may places upon the young boy but Paul doesn’t realize. Secondly, Paul is a intelligent boy, as we can see from the story, he can exactly predict the winner of horse race by riding on rocking horse. Another example shows that is he gave his mom 1000 pounds every year because he knows his mother is eager for money. （Lawrence 42）In addition ,Paul is a sensitive boy. He always heard the ‘whisper’ of his house and thinks about ‘There must be more money.’ His mother always pretends that she loves her children; everybody said of her ‘she is such a good mother. She adores her children’ (Lawrence 35), yet Paul still can know the face is not like...
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