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.
The parable of The Prodigal Son and the short story of The Rocking-Horse Winner have many similarities as well as differences. The Prodigal Son was written by St. Luke and is recorded in the book of Luke in the Bible. D.H. Lawrence wrote the short story: The Rocking-Horse Winner. Both of these stories are fiction based, and they hold many good lessons to learn from them. The story of The Prodigal Son is found in Luke 15 and it was recorded in the scriptures by St. Luke.
The stories The Lottery by Shirley Jackson and The Rocking-Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence share similarities in their stories. The difference is based on the three major areas in examining any story which are the character, plot, and setting. In general, the atmosphere is configured so that readers are attracted to fiction. A brief prose tale that can be read in one sitting, usually plot function as the driving force. The writer allows the reader to have a complete view of the story, based on the configuration.
“The Rocking-Horse Winner” arises in England in the 1920s. In the beginning of the story, we are brought into a woman named Hester who lives with her spouse, and her children in a lovely neighborhood. She is very bothered with motherhood and holds that she needs more money to keep up their luxurious lifestyle. The children feel their mother 's eager for more money as well. They can all hear the house whispering; “there must be more money!” But no one addressed the elephant in the room, no one actually said it out loud, that there has to be more money.
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.
I. Introduction A. Literature Review The Rocking-Horse Winner has been widely read as a Lawrentian fable accounting the “，nemesis of the unlived life” (Martin 65) in a lower middle class family. Debates has been raged over whether this story is of objective impersonality under modernism standard. While Martin highlights the story’s self-consciousness by its technical perfection, Burroughs, leaning towards Leavis, Hough, Gordon and Tate, insisted RHW’s inefficiency for its lack of imagination and failure to present life in a naturalistic objective standard, and indicated that its didactic purpose relying on the boy’s death is an outdated Victorian pathos (Burroughs 323).
Families being faced with dilemmas and not actually being able to provide financially for their families the way that they would like, leads them to seek to desperate measures to gain money. In the story “Rocking Horse Winner” the family
“The Lottery” is a short story that was written by Shirley Jackson. The story is about a woman that lives in a village named Tessie Hutchinson and how she was selected in a lottery like tradition that the village has had for many years and none of the citizens from this village have ever questioned how it works or why it is that they participate in it and why they are forced too. Shirley Jackson’s use of conflict and tone are to help the theme in “The Lottery”. The conflict of a short story is defined as a problem or struggle between two opposing forces. “The Lottery” involves external conflict.
Thematic similarities between Zora Neale Hurston’s “Sweat” and Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” After reading the short stories, “Sweat” by Zora Neale Hurston, and “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, one would see striking similarities. Although the stories reflect different times and cultures, the theme of irony seem to parallel throughout both work. Both stories, share plots and characters that seem to contradict what one would expect. Both stories begin by introducing the setting, which includes not only dates, times and locations, but also the season. Both writers wish to convey some sort of feeling.
In “The Rocking-Horse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence and in “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant Hester and Mathilde have many similarities and differences. The first similarity they share is their greed. When Paul began to win money off of beating for horses he wanted to give some to his mother to stop the house from whispering, so he decided he would give her one thousand pounds each year on her birthday for five years. When Hester received the news she was very upset. She did not want to wait instead she wanted all the money at once.