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The Rocking Horse Winner A society based on strong aristocratic values can cause one to embrace greed and personal gain indirectly blinding the view of what really matters In this society social status is of the utmost importance In The Rocking Horse Winner written by DH Lawrence a family structure collapses under a mothers insatiable quest for money personal gain and the desire to reach beyond her social class Paul the young boy driven by the need to help and please his mother fails to achieve this goal and ultimately meets his death in the end Because of this a deranged and motivated character is created through Pauls actions and dialogue obligating him to take on the pressures of the household Through Pauls dialogue his character evolves more and more into the leader of the household He shows extreme and excessive worries and concerns about the family problems He asks his mother why they dont have a car of their own and why they are not lucky After hearing her answer he decides that he wants to help and support his mother in hopes for her return of love and affection Paul states Im a lucky person He is determined now to support his family His mothers insanity drives him to gamble on horse racing in order to acquire money for her high social status Paul hears the house whisper that there is not enough money and he yearns for it to stop He says to his uncle So shell have a thousand pounds for five successive years Wanting to provide for her because the father is out of the picture and because of the society they live in Paul feels the need to take on the weight of the household Pauls actions suggest that he feels the burdens of his family and the stress and pressure to succeed Helping his mother is the first thing in Pauls mind His need for parental approval
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