In "The Rocking Horse Winner", we see Paul being driven by selfishness as well and he aimed to jump ahead of God to make him successful. Both short stories are extraordinary stories that remind us, you cannot make all people happy, nor satisfy with the outcome. Selfishness actuate confusion and it will take an individual on a road that prompts accomplishing terrible consequences. This is actually, what occur in the two stories and their results was not so favorable. The parallel in “The Lottery” and “The Rocking Horse Winner”, establish an understanding about of the topics; yet both short stories are different, one illustrates admiration and the other uncovers detestation.
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.
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.
In the short story "The Rocking-Horse Winner", by D. H. Lawrence, the destructiveness of greed is showcased through a relationship between a mother and her son, named Hester and Paul respectively. Living in a pleasant house with a nice garden and servants, Hester and her family are quite well off. Even so, Hester feels unsatisfied with her current status as her neighbors live a life of higher class that she cannot meet due to her family’s income. This unsatisfaction results in a never ending greed for wealth as she became obsessed with materialistic wealth because it made her feel more rich. Her need to hold up a higher appearance for wealth becomes so intense that even her children were well aware of it as “the house came to be filled with
The Prodigal Son The story of the prodigal son reflects on the contemporary culture where people especially young generation develop great value for shallow popularity over genuine character and leadership. (Luke 15:12), says that the younger son went to his father and requested his share in his father 's property. Although it was his right to receive the inheritance, it was very selfish for him to have done it before his father 's decision and his elder brother. He was so arrogant that he had the guts of going against the law based on the then norms and culture in the society. The fact is that the allure and seductive behavior was influenced by his inexperience and aspiration for freedom and independence.
The reason why he couldn’t remain under the same roof as Hassan was because he felt guilty that he hadn’t tried to stop the rape and save his friend. The reason why he couldn’t step in to save his friend was because he was not strong enough and wanted to please his father at any
Because of her immaturity she has a bad relationship with her parents and her brother even though her thoughts are justifiable. The story is split between the parents versus the children on the relationship they all have and how they contribute to each other’s character. The main character is a strong and passionate little girl who is not affected by seeing the deaths of farm animals which are given humane names but cries out her because of her inability to do the things she wants because of the expectations of her gender. Her father and mother are traditional in their outlooks and in their portrayal of farmhouse life. The family represents typically working class american family that is built on their faith, work ethic, place in the world.
For this reason, people have stereotyped the image of Satan as selfish, evil, and numb and loser. Nevertheless, John Milton in his book, “Paradise Lost” (Book 1), has transformed the image of Satan, and personified him as an unselfish, good, sensible and harmless angel. In western religious, Satan is considered as a selfish and evil spirit whose purpose in life is to destroy humanity by making people disobey God. He is well-known as the Creator`s enemy. In fact, in the Christian bible, Satan is a greedy and avaricious creature because he wants to share the glory of the almighty.
When his mother doesn´t have enough money for three circus tickets and choose to stay outside in the blazing sun waiting for him and his brother, he sees her behaviour as ‘’blinding, overwhelming, self-sacrificial love’’ that demands ‘’a debt of love’’ which he is unwilling to pay. In the ending of the book, it´s clear that he cannot escape her influence and judgement because he is aware that she ‘’can stop loving him’’ and realises that he is bound to her. Coetzee does not like his father. His father was a soldier, and played rugby and cricket, but he is not excellent in any of these three things,
He wasn’t as fair similarly as Biff at he end of the day. Death of a Salesman contains much that is critical of modern American society. Willy’s misjudgement of his failure in life is demonstrated in the play. He felt as though he has failed because he had no fortune to show for it in either his or his son’s names. What he has truly failed is his family life and his married life.