Criticism In The Rocking Horse Winner

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Books are all around us, they tell stories of real events, people, and places. However, some books tell the story of someone’s imagination. Everyone has an imagination, some might be amazing and supernatural while others are more realistic and plausible. Sometimes those with a supernatural imagination put their ideas in novels and short stories to share with other. That kind of stories is called Fiction. Fiction is “any narrative especially in pros about invented or imagined characters and actions” (A5). In the fictional story “The Rocking-Horse Winner” by D. H. Lawrence it is a story about a young boy named Paul who has a rocking horse with no name, discovers that he has the ability to call which horse will win the next horse races, when he goes into a trance-like state while riding his rocking horse. …show more content…
One of the most used form to critique fiction would Narrative Theory. However, I will go along with Readers-Response Criticism. Readers-Response Criticism is “The expectations aroused by the text, how they are satisfied or modified, and how the reader comprehends the work when all of it has been read, and when it is reread as a whole or in part (Critical Approaches 2334)”. Lawrence’s story “The Rocking-Horse Winner” is a complex story, that makes a reader feel many emotions. What seem to be a simple story but grows complicated as the reader continues. This story displays anxiety, sorrow, and bitterness all what a receiver would feel when reading this

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