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The Rocking Horse Winner
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April 13, 2009
For the Love of Money
In David Herbert Lawrence's "The Rocking-Horse Winner," Paul was a young child from a money-oriented family whose personality evolved from an introverted and inquisitive little boy seeking his mother's attention to an obsession with trying to please her. Paul's mother was merely attracted to material possessions and uninterested in her offspring. She was in debt and continued to live beyond their funds. Paul was starving for love and attention from his mother and struggled to please her. He became captivated with laying a bet on horse racing and making money to satisfy his mother. Paul's obsessions with trying to gain his mother's warmth eventually lead to his downfall.
D. H. Lawrence shows of the traumatic ruin of an upper middle class family stressed to maintain appearances in the face of customary overspending. The most terrible offender is the status-conscious mother because unfortunately, no matter how much capital Paul earns, her over-elaborate tastes only grows rapidly. In literature, theoretical analysis behaves as a crucial function in the understanding and critical meaning of a text. Some writers supply hidden
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