Rocking Horse Winner By Lawrence “The Rocking-Horse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence talks about a family who lived in style, but always had anxiety in their house. There was never enough money. The parents knew the children were growing up and they would need money to send their children to school. The house came to be haunted with the phrase: There must be more money! There must be more money! The children could here it aloud but never dared to say it.
The mother believed they were poor due to the fact her husband had no luck. One day the boy asked his mother what luck really was. She replied,”It’s what causes you to have money. If you are lucky you have money. That’s why it it’s better to be rich.
If you’re rich you may lose your money. But if your lucky, you will always get more money.” The boy told his mother he had luck. The boy knew she did not beleive him and this started the boy on his journey with the rocking horse. The rocking horse gave luck, which is exactly what the boy, Paul, needed. Only Paul at first could hear the real truth from his rocking horse.
The rocking horse would tell Paul who the winner of the race would be. Paul and his uncle Oscar used this information to gamble on horss and were able to win piles of money. This money he gave anomously to his mother to use for anything that was needed. it was one night that Paul was riding his horse at full speed when suddenly a blaze of light hit him up. He screamed, “Malabar!” Then he fell off with a crash that would put him into unconsciousness; he never did recover from that fall. He died later that night.
Paul needed his rocking horse, without it he would never have felt that luck. Luck gave him a sense of worth that wold help him to know that he could succeed later in life. The rocking horse let him forget all his worries and focus on the “winner”. He loved to ride his rocking horse. Every time he jumped on it was like the biggest race he would ever be in and gave it his all. Paul died doing something he loved and this gives the audience closure to a great story.