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Figuring Out Luck In The Rocking-Horse Winner by DH Lawrence luck is thought to be the controlling factor of peoples lives Throughout a persons life luck is the only controlling factor in this story Paul is the major character in this story Trough the story he considers himself lucky While referring to luck Pauls mother says Its what causes you to have money If youre lucky you have money par 18 Luck is regarded as the idea that luck makes you prosperous Without luck you can never prosper and are bound to failure Pauls mother explains this idea in detail when she says Thats why its better to be born lucky than rich If youre rich you may lose youre money But if youre lucky you will always get more money par 18 During the course of the story the narrator is trying to relate this idea of luck being the controlling factor these peoples lives The narrator begins The Rocking-Horse Winner preparing to relate this idea of luck He starts There was a woman who was beautiful who started with all the advantages of life par 1 He has given the idea she starts out well with beauty and money Then he says yet she had no luck par 1 Although the mother is a minor character the narrator uses her to show the idea of luck through her experiences in life He explains her life like this She married for love and the love turned to dust She had bonny children yet she felt she they had been thrust upon her and she did not love them They looked at her coldly as if they were finding fault with her And hurriedly she felt she must cover up some fault in herself Yet what it was that she must cover up she never knew Nevertheless when her children were present she always felt the center of
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