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D H Lawrences The Rocking-Horse Winner is a short story that widely uses many techniques in which elaborate on the importance of many topics discussed The character foils which add to Pauls character give a sense of the boys growing need to gamble and become lucky The whispering house is a main symbol in the plot that leads to the outcome of the story and the main force that drives the young boy to find a winner Also widely used terms are imagery and irony Many details are given throughout the story giving the reader a real sense of being there watching young Paul ride his horse Many ironic situations arise throughout the story such as the title was Paul really a winner Paul feeling unloved and unwanted tried to please his mother by being lucky Love stirs the deep emotional balance and when lacked brings about ostentatious and at times irrational behavior to be noticed Lawrence uses these terms and many more to lure the reader in and attach them to the pages until the last one By using foil characters to sharpen Pauls character Lawrence introduces many of the drivers of Pauls addiction like his mother and his Uncle Oscar Pauls mother Hester resented her children and made Paul want his obsession to become lucky When his mother thought about her children children that infringed on her life the centre of her heart would go cold 299 and she faced a resentment that was vast She felt that her children made her unattractive and that she wallowed in faults they were finding faults with her she must cover up some fault in herself299 His mother was so unhappy she was unable to love neither her children nor herself could no feel love no not for anybody299 Her unhappiness made her son strive to see a smile upon her face She made Paul feel sorry
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