Money and the pursuit thereof has often proven itself to be disastrous to the balance of society and the interworking of the human mind. In The Rocking-Horse Winner, by author D.H. Lawrence, readers begin to see the psychological effects of the never ending pursuit of riches. The main character, Paul, learns the devastating consequences of greed at a young age, when he discovers that he has special talent for picking the winning race horses. Having grown up in a family that craves a lavish lifestyle that they can not afford, the boy sees this as an opportunity to provide for his mother and the rest of his family. Nevertheless, the situation escalates into an obsession that he will never recover from.
Elizabeth talks to him about transferring some money to her sister and her husband to lend them a helping hand, but Tony just precedes to tell her that he is the one making the money. He will not allow her to loan them money, even going as far as to call her sisters husband a bum. Over the course of the movie we see Tony fall deeper and deeper into sinful nature, even almost cheating on Elizabeth with a women he meant on one of his frequent business trips. During this time, Elizabeth is learning how to trust God and pray for him to work in Tony’s life. Her relationship with her daughter grows exponentially during this time as well, all of this
Mrs. Bennet is overdramatic when it comes to finding husbands for each of her daughters, whereas Mr. Bennet could care less if his daughters find a handsome, wealthy man, he just likes to joke around and make fun of his wife because she is foolish. Together they are an example of how not to treat each other in a marriage. Mrs. Bennet is always nagging and thinks she is a perfect match maker when in reality she really doesn’t know a lot about real love. The marriage between Mr. and Mrs. Bennet can be rocky at times but they
It was likely that Ashleigh took the money because she favored her father over her mother, she was pressured to take the money, and she acted as though she was going to take the cash. Ashleigh favored her dad over her mom so it was likely she took the money to help her father. Sometimes she would say things that would make it seem like she didn’t like her mom “Mom might never be caught without batteries or tissues, but she called me Ashleigh-a name she didn’t even like-and never promised me anything,” (Susan Pfeffer #1). As you can see in the quote Ashleigh didn’t like how her mother saw her name and how she never makes promises to Ashleigh. Ashleigh and her father are like best friends and get along well “My friends’ fathers, they just tell my friends to study more they never tell them they have flair or style.” (Susan Peffer #2).
For living, Scarlett started doing business, which was a strange thing for women at that time. She even cheated and induced her sister’s fiance so that he could marry her, than she could obtained more money to live a better life. Scarlett always chases Ashley Wilkes, hoping to get his love. Her crazy made her had done many wrong decision, leading the hero Rhett Butler to felt heart broken, and then he decided to leave her
This showed that Hester thought of only herself and she wanted to get all the money at once on the proclamation that she had to pay back her debts but instead of paying her debts, she spent all money in extravagant. She gave more preference on money than her family and she declared that her husband was unlucky. Paul health was deteriorating day by day and his mother got worried about his health and she suggested spending some time to seaside but Paul did not agree as he had to know the name of winning horse. This evil incarnation had taken the life of Paul as he caught with brain fever when his mother came back from a party and she found him unconscious by occurring ‘Malabar’ , ‘Malabar’, the name of winning horse. Exactly, the horse, Malabar got victory but Paul found dead on the bed.
The Rocking-Horse Winner, by D. H. Lawrence, shocked readers when it was first released to the public. A story of a heartless, unlucky mother and a desperate son, captivated its audience. The short story begins with two parents living beyond their means, and a boy who wants to help provide for them. After the unloving mother shares that her husband is unlucky, the boy becomes fascinated with luck, and soon the thought of winning money for his family consumes him. This desperation to help his family, ultimately leads to his demise.
Walter said in an argument with his mother about her buying the house, "You run our lives like you want to. It was your money and you did what you wanted with it. So what you need for me to say it was all right for? (Bitterly, to hurt her as deeply as he knows is possible) So you butchered up a dream of mine-you-who always talking ‘bout your children’s dreams.” Due to Walter’s tone and word choice in the story, it is easy for readers to observe that Walter dedicates himself to his dream; when the dream does not turn out the way that Walter wanted it to, he becomes angry and feels as if nobody cares for what he wants in life. Walter often storms off after an argument or a conversation that did not go this way, and it is in this time that he hurts the most over the family’s financial situation and over the way that nobody else understands his position and his reasoning behind his actions.
Darcy finds Lydia and Wickham and pays off Wickham to marry Lydia so there will be no shame put upon the Bennet name. Elizabeth soon finds out that Darcy did this for her and she falls in love with a man she thought she could never love. Mr. Bennet knows that Elizabeth hates Darcy for his personality and the way he treats others and when Elizabeth goes to her father about marrying Darcy he doesn’t believe that she truly loves him. When Mr. Bennet doesn't believe that Elizabeth really does love Darcy she tells him that Darcy paid off Wickham to marry Lydia to save the family name. Mr. Bennet cries of joy when he hears that Darcy did such for his own daughter and family and becomes forever grateful for what he
The two adults kept emphasizing that he was wealthy and people will be jealous of their relationship. Lady Capulet neglected to care that Juliet wanted true love, instead of money. Another example is when Juliet decalred to her mother, “That I must wed, tell my lord father, madam I will not marry yet. And when I do, I shall marry Romeo, whom you know I hate, rather than Paris” (Shakespeare 3.5.118-124). When Juliet said this, she was obviously weary of the fact that the Capulet’s didn’t think of her as a