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Critical Analysis of The Rocking-Horse Winner In the short story The Rocking Horse-Winner by D H Lawrence it is illustrated that money cannot buy happiness The short story displays the way people allow money to control their lives The passage includes the literary devices character development contrast suspense and dramatic irony The Rocking-Horse Winner is written giving the omniscient point of view The thoughts and motives of all of the characters are told when D H Lawrence finds suitable The writer of the passage on The Rocking-Horse Winner is K McGuire Insight is offered in the passage about the protagonist of the story who is the young boy Character development takes place in the short passage He went off by himself vaguely in a childish way seeking for the clue to luck He wanted luck he wanted it he wanted it he would sit on his big rocking-horse charging madly into space In these quotes from the passage the character has changed from acting in a childish manner to a franticly riding a rocking-horse like a madman Definite development has occurred to the character who is the protagonist because I observed this character has a clearly defined goal which is to obtain luck When the two girls were playing dolls in the nursery he would sit charging madly into space with a Frenzy that made the little girls peer at him uneasily This quote epitomizes the concept of contrast It displays a juxtaposition of emotion because you first see the two girls who symbolize innocence and goodness playing appropriately with their dolls You are then introduced to the boy who rides a horse symbol for sex intensely focused on his quest for luck symbol in this story for money The girls are the opposite of the boy and this is immensely entertained for me the reader Suspense is created throughout the passage by the interesting plot which pulls you into a deeper
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