A Mothers Love: Story

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Mrs. Howell
Writing Project 2

A Mothers Love
A mother’s loves at what cost will one pay to receive it? The story “A Rocking Horse Winner” is about a young boy who desires to be loved by his mother. He desires his mother’s love so bad that he ends up dying trying to receive it. The author D.H. Lawrence develops a theme that states, the desire for money and social status is more important than her children.

The story is about a young boy named Paul who tries to win his mother’s love by winning money. Paul has a connection with his rocking horse. He has the ability to ride his horse and see who might win the race. However, in the end Paul tries too hard to win his mother’s love and affection and ends up losing his life.

The moral of theme is revealed through Paul who is the main characters. The relationships that result in conflicts are Paul’s mother and father, Mother and Paul, Oscar and Paul, and Paul and himself. The standard of living in there society is very important to Paul’s family but it becomes a destructive force. Paul’s wooden rocking horse, his wild eyes, and the whispering of the house are symbols that open a theme. That theme is revealed by the use of relationship and symbolism which leads Paul to his death.

D.H. Lawrence accomplishes the theme by using dramatic relationship with the characters. Paul’s mother Hester is determined to fit in with society but she does not notice that her desires are destroying her family. A conversation with Hester and Paul displays how she feels about Paul. Hester believes that being lucky is the key to becoming rich, but her belief has a large impact on Paul. Paul is determined to receive his mother’s attention when he says “ I’m a lucky person” and the she goes on to say “Excellent” but in a sarcastic way, which makes him more compelled in receiving her attention. When Paul started winning money he decided to give his mother 5000 pounds for her birthday and when it...
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