Rocking Horse Winner Analysis

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Lucky Winner
(An Analysis of the Story Rocking Horse)
“Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot”(Lawrence). In 1926 D.H lawrence wrote one of his most famous stories, Rocking Horse Winner. This story is about a boy who gambles to make money that will make his mom happy. He ends up getting addicted to gambling, and this addiction ended up being extremely fatal to the boy. In life we go to the extreme to make the ones we love around us happy just like this little boy in the story did. This story betrays many important messages, three of the messages presented by D.H Lawrence are, economic problems, luck and unluck, and raising a child without damaging them.
In Rocking Horse Winner Lawrence brings up some questions about economics. In the story the little boys mother tells her son that they aren’t lucky because they don’t have any money. Even though the family has money they don't have enough for how they are choosing to live. To their family money matters. “Money is essential for living, but insufficient for striving”(Tatzel). This quote states that money indeed is important to survive but you don't need a lot, just enough to get you by. In the story the mom wants more. She is never happy with how much she has, because she doesn't have enough. In the story children hear the house speaking to them saying “there must be more money”(pg.1248). This is proving that there are economic questions a rising. The
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