The Rocking Horse Winner And The Prodigal Son Analysis

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There were a vast number of parallels in "The Rocking-Horse Winner" by D.H. Lawrence and "The Prodigal Son" by St. Luke. Both stories dealt with the evil love of money, foolishness, and stubbornness. Humanity is evil at its root and the only thing that can change that is the love of Jesus. There is an eerie comparison between Paul from "The Rocking-Horse Winner" by D.H. Lawrence and the son in "The Prodigal Son" by St. Luke and Both sons are foolish but in vastly different ways. Paul is foolish in the way where he wholeheartedly believed that he could gain luck by religiously riding a wooden horse. In his defense it somehow worked. But on the other hand in "The Prodigal Son" the son was foolish to demand his full inheritance and leave. He was no where near ready to go out in the world by himself. Both characters immensely struggled with their love for money. In "The Rocking-Horse Winner" Paul became obsessed with riding his wooden horse because he truly believed it would help him win money. Meanwhile the son dug himself into poverty through things such as gambling and drinking. The text also notes that the Babylonian…show more content…
Paul 's mother Hester can be described as bitter at best. She was a pretty woman but that was as far as her beauty went. She did not really love her three children, but felt the need to keep up a sick facade of being a good rich mother. She lived a double life and valued keeping up her social position so much so that she felt the need to have servants despite not having the finances to do so. She also irritably claimed that the reason they had no money was because the kids ' father and her husband was an unlucky man. She disgustingly went as far as to blame him for causing her to lose her luck. Nothing in the story showed any indication of her trying to instill good morals in her children. Her own son literally felt as if he had to prove himself to
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