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What are the symbols and theme of "The Rocking-Horse Winner"?explain by giving example

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saharm | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Honors

Posted October 26, 2010 at 4:44 PM via web

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What are the symbols and theme of "The Rocking-Horse Winner"?

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epollock | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted October 26, 2010 at 5:26 PM (Answer #1)

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In a sense, many readers may feel y Paul’s periodic rides on the rocking horse are regarded as symbolic acts. The single-minded frenzy with which Paul rides his rocking horse parallels the intensity of the money-lust that dominates Paul’s family. There is no joy in his riding, as there is no joy in his house.The theme of “The Rocking-Horse Winner may be stated as "The love of money is destructive of all other love, and even of life itself." The symbolism of the whispers and the money the boy gives his money can extract rich rewards on the part of the reader. There are an abundance of symbols.

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brandih | eNotes Employee

Posted October 27, 2010 at 3:00 AM (Answer #2)

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