The Rocking Horse Winner

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In “The Rocking Horse Winner” by D.H Lawrence, the theme is greed and bad parenting. Instead of being affectionate and having a positive attitude, Paul’s mother is worried about money and expensive materials. His message is that parents should not be concerned with materialistic things and he shows that a toxic mother is just as damaging as an absent father. The author develops this theme through conflict, irony, and symbolism. “The Rocking Horse Winner” is about the desperate measures Paul takes to win his mother’s love and attention. Paul thinks by bringing his mother money for which she is always nagging about, he is compensating her misery. After a conversation with his mother, where she tells him she is not lucky because she is married
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