Similarities Between The Rocking-Horse Winner And Where Are You Going Where Have You Been

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Disturbing Family Life:
“The Rocking-Horse Winner” and “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been”?

Have you ever heard the phase called “keep up with the Joneses? For the Cresswell family, keeping up is a way of life”. As the readers, reads the two stories they familiar to the two protagonist challenge in life. The two stories “The Rocking-Horse Winner” and “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been”? is sort of like soap operas. Paul from “The Rocking-Horse Winner” and Connie from Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been”? faces many challenge with their families with not getting along with their mother’s and family relationship. Thus, Paul may have develop many different kind of trouble relationship with his family; as well with Connie from
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The mother-son relationship in “The Rocking-Horse Winner” is a mess of unfulfilled desire, anxiety hostility, and terror. Hester is Paul’s mother, who does not care for anything but mother. Paul challenge to be lucky to win his cold mother heart. But, instead he see his mother anger and need mother. Eventuality, Paul did not do an enough to win his mother heart. Paul desire to please to his mother ultimately leads to his death. Perhaps, Connie also have a trouble relationship with her mother in “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been”? However, Connie and her mother do not get along well in the short stories. Connie’s mother never speak kindly to her and Connie does not think highly of her mother. The mother- daughter bicker constantly and disagree about almost everything. Connie mother envies Connie’s youth and beauty, which she herself has lost. At the end of the story, Connie’ mother whom Connie cries out for when she is presumably attacked by Arneld. She may love beauty but yet her love with her mother will end tragic. Perhaps, Paul may have a tragic terror ending with his mother with death and pain. Paul have fought his luck to win his heart towards his mother. But his mother was cold as stone. As well with Connie, she may love beauty and yet lost it with danger. The two short stories may have an unbound relationship with their mother’s and filled with terror and danger in

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