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The Extremes That Come When Dealing With Poverty The protagonist in D H Lawrences The Horse Dealers Daughter is Mabel She faces many decisions however her conflict is internal Her family went from being wealthy to losing everything that they had due to poverty When wealthy the sense of money made Mabel proud and now in poverty she feels insecure and overwhelmed Lawrence 547 548 Her brothers and herself only have a short period of time to figure out where they each will live The readers interest in the story is based on what will happen next The reader tries to follow the events that take place in Mabels mind Mabel has a decision to make that may effect the rest of her life She has no female friends and no where to turn She could go and live with her sister but for whatever reason that is not an option in Mabels mind Poverty really took a toll on Mabels personality and way of life Mindless and persistent she endured from day to day Lawrence 548 The story is told starting in the middle and filling in the missing pieces through flashbacks The order that the story is told allows the reader to place their own feelings and emotions on the situations that the characters endure It also keeps the reader in suspense which helps to hold their interest The flashbacks help the reader to fill in the missing links just when things begin to get confusing The story would not be as affective if told in a different order Hauptmann 2 The exposition reveals many important aspects of the family as well as the situations that each member faces It reveals that the family only has a short period of time before they have to be out of their home Their father died and left them in debt which resulted in the loss of
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