The Rocking-Horse Winner Questions and Answers
by D. H. Lawrence

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Comment on Lawrence's art of telling the story of "The Rocking Horse Winner."

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What D.H. Lawrence did so well in this short story was how he fully depicts the potent yet unverbalized influences on the psyche of the boy, as well as the subsequent changes in his feeling and behavior. This being a very controversial story was published and critised by the author’s contemporaries.  The story is a mythical look at the young boy, Paul’s, desires to solve his mother’s problems.  H will do anything to gain his mother’s love and attention.  Paul feels that if he can solve the “money” problems, he will get the love and attention he so desperately desires. Lawrence tells a wonderful story with a great deal of imagery and insite.

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