He is also often seen as equating love with luck and feels that his mother will only feel this love for him if he is capable of putting his money on winners. Before the short story even begins, “the process of disaffection has already occurred, and the close love between husband and a wife which would have generated the mystical energy necessary for the family’s well-being has been transformed into an ugly passion, greed” (Koban 3). Paul begins to feel that he is the only one who will be able to fulfill this need for his mother because she feels she cannot do it for herself. She strongly believes that she will never have the ability of being lucky considering she married a man who lacked this luckiness and gift of choosing a winning horse. Along with the rest of his family, Paul days are so consumed with the idea of making money that they often hear repeated phrases throughout their household.
Her youngest son, Paul, is aware of their house whispering and becomes concerned about the family’s financial situation because his mother explains that only the lucky are rich and their family is very unlucky. Paul wants to show his mom that they are lucky, so he obsessively rides his rocking horse, so he can get to luck. He is so interested in finding the luck his family needs, that he talks to the gardener, Bassett, about different types of horses and thereafter bets on horse racing. It turns out Paul
The first part of her dream may be deferred because of the money Walter loses. Her dream is also one deferred for all women. Beneatha lives in a time when society expects women to build homes rather than careers. As for saving her race from ignorance, Beneatha believes she can make people understand through action, but the exact course she chooses remains unclear at the end of the play. Walter dreams of becoming wealthy and providing for his family as the rich people he drives around do.
Lawrence, is a short story about a boy named Paul. This young boy lived with his unhappy mother, along with the other family members. The mother had grown to be unhappy because she had married for love instead of money and in her eyes, she was now unlucky as a result of that decision because they didn’t have much money. However, they lived a lifestyle that would appear to others that they were wealthy, but truly they were not. The young boy, Paul, had asked his mother about luck and if she was lucky herself.
Firstly, the Oedipus complex that existed and arose between Paul and his mother. Paul's violent and rampant desire to placate his mother led to him financially usurping his father as the money-provider of the household. Secondly, while Hester, Paul’s mother, hysterically longed for all the luxuries which her husband could not give her and her family as a whole, she pointed out her husband symbolically with her statement to her son, that is, “well I suppose […] your father had no luck” (Lawrence, 1926:3). The only thing was, Hester's own sagacity of deficiency spilled out on Paul, who was inwardly instigated his exasperated attempts to give her pleasure and gain her love. Ironically, Paul’s longing to please his mother ultimately led to his death.
There are a lot of themes that can be featured in the short story,”The Rocking-Horse Winner”, but I would like to focus on the greediness of people. In the story, Paul’s mother tirelessly tried to look for ways to earn money, but failed after every try. With the house now filled with anxiety, the children thought the house was haunted and started hearing the house whispering “There must be more money! There must be more money!” Paul then confronted his mother why they are poor members of the family. His mother then told him that luck was the
Nanny who has been Janie’s caretaker has several hopes and dreams for her granddaughter. Nanny is not entirely perfect at her job of raising Janie, since her dreams for her are clouded by her own scarring experiences. Nanny attempts to insure a better life for Janie by forcing her to marry Logan Killicks, an old and wealthy man. Blinded by her own dreams, hopes, and desires, Nanny makes many impositions on Janie, “Have some sympathy fuh me. Put me down easy, Janie, Ah’m a cracked plate” (Hurston 20).
Juan Pedro is in love with his family and wants to take care of them. The corruption of money had a huge effect on Juan Pedro. Since Juan Pedro is poor he is not able to provide money for his family and took out his frustration on his wife. In Woman Hollering Creek Sandro Cisneros illustrates that the corruption of money makes you do crazy things. In Woman Hollering Creek the story starts off with Cleofilas getting married to Juan.
Myrtle Wilson is desperate to improve her life. She is not satisfied with her marriage, or with her low-class mechanic husband, George. This is evident when she says “I married him because I thought he was a gentleman,” she said finally. “I thought he knew something about breeding, but he wasn’t fit to lick
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.