Critical analysis of 'The Rocking-Horse Winner'. by D.H. Lawrence. An analysis of a passage on the short story itself. Includes themes, and a prespective of the short story.

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Critical Analysis of "The Rocking-Horse Winner"

In the short story "The Rocking Horse-Winner" by D. H. Lawrence it is illustrated that money cannot buy happiness. The short story displays the way people allow money to control their lives. The passage includes the literary devices; character development, contrast, suspense and dramatic irony. "The Rocking-Horse Winner" is written giving the omniscient point of view. The thoughts and motives of all of the characters are told when D. H. Lawrence finds suitable. The writer of the passage on "The Rocking-Horse Winner" is K. McGuire.

Insight is offered in the passage about the protagonist of the story who is the young boy. Character development takes place in the short passage. "He went off by
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"...seeking inwardly for luck. He wanted luck, he wanted it, he wanted it. ... he would sit on his big rocking-horse, charging madly into space." This collection of quotes from the passage displays the hunger the boy had for obtaining luck. He would stop at nothing to be lucky and in his case this meant he would not stop riding his horse until he had the name of a horse that would bring him luck. The luck the horses names would

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