The Rocking Horse Winner Literary Analysis

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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.
To begin, this short story has a lot of secrets various people keep from one another. One of the secrets that is in the short story is that the mom does not like her own children. Only Hester and her children know that secret, everyone else surrounded thinks that Hester the mom loves and is happy with her children. The author states, “Only she herself knew that at the centre of her heart was a hard little place that could not feel love, no, not for anybody.
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