In “The Rocking-Horse Winner” we are introduced to a woman who author D.H Lawrence states, “was beautiful, who started with all the advantages, yet she had no luck. She married for love, and the love turned to dust. She had bonny children, yet she felt they had been thrust upon her, and she could not love them.” When I dive into the psychology behind that statement, I come up with a thought that this beginning draws similarities to Lawrence’s own upbringing with his coal miner father and schoolteacher mother. Similarly the mother in “The Rocking-Horse Winner” is disenchanted with her marriage and the way her life
In the short story “The Rocking-Horse Winner”, by David Herbert Lawrence, there is this family, as the family wants to keep their economic status, the mom want’s to have money all the time. The Mom has a mental mindset of the family being rich, as she believes that she has money, but in reality, the family is not rich and they have no money as they are in debt. The mom is unhappy as the parent's marriage is unsatisfactory, the mom thought she was lucky before she got married to her husband, so she thinks that her husband gave her bad luck. Both parents have no luck. The mom does not like her own children. The mom tells his son Paul, that she and Dad have no luck. This short story has many secrets that various of the characters keep from one another. In “The Rocking-Horse Winner”, the theme is a Moral Obligation as Hester the mom does not like her kids and only her and the kids know, Paul keeps from his mom that him, uncle Oscar, and Bassett have been betting on horse races and that the “Rocking-Horse” gives Paul luck.
When a person is lucky, it does not have to mean that they are fortunate with money. Luck is the chance for things to go the way you want them to go with out having any control over the situation. In The Rocking Horse Winner, Hester, the mother seems to believe that luck is strictly having money, and when there is no money, there is no luck. Hester's idea of luck meaning money brings forth the two ideas of greed and death throughout the story.
This paper can analyze the context within which the work of art, "Death on the Pale Horse" was created. The discussion also will determine the medium that the creator selected still as highlight a number of the additional fascinating aspects of this Benjamin West painting.
In Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses, the concept of understanding sacrifice to establish a greater moral good is central to the main characters and their developed values. Specifically, McCarthy incorporates a great sacrifice of young love made by John Crady Cole’s love interest, Alejandra. Alejandra strategically surrenders her promising relationship with John Grady in order to accomplish a greater agenda: bailing him out of jail therefore, assuring the forbiddance of their of their future union. In this instance, the sacrifice of love and union reveals the character’s deeper values rooted in moral obligation. This passionate act of love exemplifies Alejandra’s strength and selflessness, while also displaying a deeper understanding to the overall meaning of the book by highlighting how valuable friendships and relationships come at a great cost.
As being two revered warriors from completely opposite sides, General Armstrong Custer and Crazy Horse held very similar characteristics that ultimately made them tick. After doing some deep research on these two men it was almost complete fate that they met on the battlefield of Little Bighorn. To what I say that their lives were destined to go the way they did, so they would fight face to face. As for the paper goes these two men were brought up with completely different family scenarios that led them to the great warriors that they ended up being.
The Journey of Crazy Horse is a biography written by Joseph M. Marshall, III. It was copyrighted in 2004 and published by the Penguin Group in London. Joseph goes and takes a legend, and shows you that behind the legend of Crazy Horse that he was just a man, like the rest of us. But not only that, he shows us part of the way of the Lakota life during the life of Crazy Horse and how that had changed with the invasion of the whites.
Location; where the monument is plays a big role in how effective a monument is in memorializing or honoring a person or moment. For instance Mount Rushmore, to the untrained eye, is four important men of the past on the side of a mountain, but it is actually quite more. “I have to admit: Mount Rushmore bothers me. It was bad enough that white men drove the Sioux from the hills they still hold sacred; did they have to carve faces all over them too?”(Source C). Source C is saying that the location of Mount Rushmore is disrespectful to the Sioux because that mountain is sacred to them, and the people who drove the Native Americans off the land have their faces on that
“The Rocking Horse Winner” is a short story written by D.H Lawrence that follows the short and tragic life of a boy named Paul, who assumes he has amazing luck after realizing he can predict racehorse winners by furiously riding his rocking horse until he reaches a trance-like state. Unfortunately, as his family takes advantage of his gift and starts gaining more money, Paul’s luck begins to kill him. Literally. Throughout the story, there are several themes evident, such as wealth, life, conscious, existence; luck, family, and greed. The conflicts displayed are man vs man, man vs self, and man vs. society. The rocking horse has become an obsession for paul and the potential benefits it would have on his family, ultimately not knowing the actual harm it will cause.
Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors by Stephen Ambrose is a novel about the lives of two american warriors. These two warriors were defined by the circumstances in their life which in turn, made them be on opposing sides of the war. I liked this book better than the trail of tears, probably because I love the writing style of Ambrose. Both of these men have a lot in common, but as we read the book, we discover that that this was simply a natural side effect of their roles as warriors.
Hill Country Memorial’s, or HCM Journey of Remarkability originates from a humble beginning (Hill). HCM opened in 1971, where ninety-three percent of Gillespie County community contributed to building the hospital (Hill). Located in the small, Hill Country town of Fredericksburg, Texas, original settlers were called to serve their time, and give of themselves to benefit others (Hill). Today, HCM has transformed to a non-profit, non-tax-supported 86-bed acute care community hospital (Hill). The hospital employees, physicians, and volunteers may reflect diverse backgrounds, but the principal motivation of doing worthwhile work and making a difference is a thriving inheritance (Hill).
The Vale of White Horse (VOWH) is a local government district of Oxfordshire in south England. The main town is Abingdon; other places include Faringdon and Wantage (see A2).
Tragic as well as heroic events will continue to happen in life that raise certain questions. How do we honor or remember the people who put their lives on the risk for others or other incredible acts of service? A part of continuing on in life is looking at our past and learning from it to progress towards a greater society. We can learn from those who showed bravery or other by looking at tragedy to have our hearts softened. Knowing and remembering important aspects of history is crucial to progression. However, many can question how to do this in the most appropriate meaning to benefit as many people as possible without damaging or offending. Many aspects have to be taken into account including the people affected, the location, and the
Certain individuals have a drive that can lead them to achieve what they desire most. In the Short story “The Rocking Horse Winner”, D.H Lawrence showcases this through character motivation and symbolism. He further this using pursuit of desire, and how if you take it to a certain extent it can result in tragedy if the individual chooses not to conform. Paul wants to please his mother because his mother feels that there family has no luck, but Paul proclaims that he is lucky. Paul suddenly becomes consumed with this sudden spree of good luck and feels this is the only way he will be able to gain to the affection of his mother. D.H Lawrence reveals that Paul has a certain flaw that turns him to believe that the only way he will be able to gain his mothers love and affection is by winning money in the horse races. He leads this pursuit of desire to the standards he thought he wanted to, but not to the standards that would have achieved what he wanted, which leads to his down fall. When individuals desire love from another, they may choose to conform their beliefs and actions to that person. At first they may feel successful, however if they sacrifice everything, in pursuing this kind of goal, they may pay a heavy price instead of gaining there hearts desire.
Some people think that a memorial is just a memorial but it is so much more than that.A memorial is something, especially a structure, established to remind people of a person or event.People should view it as a way of learning a lesson or emphasizing a moral value, and it should be considered sacred.