The Rocking Horse Winner And An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge

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While reading the 5 fiction short stories there became a common pattern between 3 stories and the characters in them. These stories are “The Rocking Horse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence, “I Stand Here Ironing” by Tillie Olsen, and “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”. Every character has the mindset to possibly fulfill their goals to better and/or change their lives. “The Rocking Horse Winner” is about a boy named Paul who wants to win his mother’s love and attention. By giving her the life she always wanted. So, Paul is convinced that by playing on his rocking horse will reveal to him the winning horse. The winning horse would be the horse that Paul would bet on and receive a sum of money. Which, he thought would make his mother happy but would only …show more content…

Farquhar gets captured by the Union troops and he realizes that he’s going to die from getting hanged. Meanwhile, the noose is around Farquhar neck and he starts to daydream about the possibility of noose breaking and falling into the creek. He then escapes the Union troops, and finds himself back home where his wife awaits him. As soon as he tries to embrace his wife he is forced back into reality by being hanged. Farquhar had a goal, he failed, but it was that he believed he had to carry …show more content…

In “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”, “The Rocking Horse Winner”, and “I Stand Here Ironing”, all characters have a specific goal. Where they either fulfill their goal, recognize their obstacle and give up, or just fail miserably. But all the characters at least tried to fulfill their goals. “The Rocking Horse Winner”, is very inspiring that a child could recognize his mother’s despair. Even though, she didn’t believe in his method for betting on horses, he believed in his method, and he also believed that he was lucky enough to

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