Rocking Horse Winner

Topics: Luck, Superstition, Chance, Risk / Pages: 3 (738 words) / Published: Mar 7th, 2017
Luck or Death?

( An analysis of three messages from The Rocking Horse Winner)

D.H. Lawrence, the author of The Rocking Horse Winner, had many literary achievements that were overshadowed by controversy. His morality shocked much of mainstream society and this is what began his works in poems, stories, and novels. After Lawrence's death, society's views of his writings changed profoundly, although today it is still admired by many. The Rocking Horse Winner, holds much identity to it in its background.In the first half of the twentieth century, the class you were addressed to held the type of life one lived. As stated on page 1245, quote “ The human soul needs actual beauty more than bread,” gives a clear definition of that time. “ In Lawrence's early writing, violence is localized--in a family or job--and arises mostly from class conflict embedded in economic inequality.” (Squires) The Rocking Horse Winner will leave the messages of danger, greed and luck.
To begin, D.H. Lawrence, gives off the notion of
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“There must be more money! There must be more money!” (pg. 1248) Throughout the story, the house would not chanting, only in hopes to receive more money. Many had to understand the notion of the economic wealth back then, and had to realize this family was not the wealthiest, but they indeed weren’t the most poor. It broke Paul’s heart to see his mother say his family was poor only because his mother wanted more money. And those few words changed the thoughts in Paul’s head, which lead him to ride the rocking horse more than ever. “Poverty like a leaden cloak enveloped large parts of the country: their inhabitants felt doomed and without hope” (Bédarida, p. 175). Once Paul won, he wouldn’t stop riding the rocking horse for good fortune, he continued on until he could make his mother happy and win the grand prize. Only did Paul not know, but, there would be two prizes in

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