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The Rocking-Horse Winner The characters in the Rocking-Horse Winner are mostly static Paul however is a dynamic character Pauls mother Hester was a woman who was beautiful who started with all the advantages yet she had no luck She married for love and the love turned to dust when her children were present she always felt the center of her heart go hard Gwynn 75 Paul on the other hand is a boy who is always trying to gain the acceptance and approval of his mother Paul knows that his mother has a hard heart and it motivates him to be lucky Pauls mother gives him the impression that to be lucky is to have money When Paul asks What is luck mother his mother responds Its what causes you to have money If youre lucky you have money Thats why its better to be born lucky than rich If youre rich you may lose your money But if youre lucky you will always get more money Gwynn 77 Both Pauls mother and his house seem to have an obsession with money Paul and his two sisters can always hear the house whispering There must be more money There must be more money Gwynn 76 Paul like any normal child wants his mother to accept and love him Paul thinks that by being lucky or making money he can gain the approval and acceptance of his mother Personification is used by the house and with Paul and his rocking horse The house whispers to the children and Paul believes that his horse tells him the names of the wining horses to bet on Paul rides his rocking horse until he knows the name of the horse to bet on He would sit on his big rocking horse charging madly into space with a frenzy wildly the horse careered the waving dark hair of the boy tossed his eyes had a
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