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As a general rule children love fairy tales We grow up being read Grimms or watching Disney remakes of classics Parents love telling children fairy tales not only because they have an opportunity to spend time with their sons and daughters but also because fairy tales like fables always contain a lesson or moral within them Although both Kate Chopins The Storm and DH Lawrences The Rocking Horse Winner have some of the qualities of a childs fairy tale only one of the stories has a moral tone while the other has a very amoral one The beginning of The Rocking Horse Winner gives the reader a sense of fantasy It starts off with There was a woman who was beautiful who started with all the advantages yet she had no luck Already the reader has a sense of timelessness of an extraordinary illusory reality Lawrence continues on with this feeling when the narrator tells us of this beautiful woman and her feelings towards her children Only she herself knew that at the center of her heart was a hard little place that could not feel love no not for anybody The narrator goes on to tell us the tale of a woman unable to love her own children who is obsessed with money The house the family lived in was always filled with a whisper There must be more money This whisper is what leads to Paul becoming obsessed with money and luck like his mother The dream-like tone that fills the story continues with the idea of the rocking horse helping Paul to find the winners of the races In the end Paul dies searching for the winner of the Derby through the night on his rocking horse The moral of this story is a warning against being obsessed with money and luck for the pursuit of these two things may kill you in the end The Storm begins
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