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The Horse Dealers Daughter by D H Lawrence tells of Mabel Pervin and Jack Fergussons relationship This story shows how unnatural relationships can be if love is not the objective but material goods Mabels lost view of happiness her plans for the future after Oldmeadows failure and Jacks life circumstances show how materialism manipulates feelings such as love Money becomes happiness and stability to Mabels after her mothers death when she stops interacting with people There seems to be a void in her which is filled by her material wealth No matter how brutal or coarse the environment may be so long as there was money the girl felt herself established and brutally proud reserved Lawrence 61 Without money to back her she begins to takes on animalistic features shes described as having a perfectly impassive face likened to a bulldog and possessing steady dangerous eyes Lawrence 60-1 Money is the only thing that still makes her feel human Her life is not worth living if she has to continually be demeaned by buying the cheapest food Lawrence 62 Mabels life is wrought with depression eased but not fully repaired by money Without financial stability she feels devoid of real substance The description of the days as grey deadened and wintry Lawrence 62 reflects more the inner disposition of Mabel than the actual weather with her feelings that she bleeds into the scenery visiting her mothers grave Joining her mother in death she reasons is only way to escape the povertys humility For the life she followed here in the world was far less real than the world of death she inherited from her mother Lawrence 62 She looses all touch with her own humanity Poverty is her breaking point She is unworthy to live and it drives her into the dead water Lawrence 63 to commit suicide The solution to escape her financially unstable future is to have no future at all There
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