The Rocking-Horse Winner by D. H. Lawrence

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How is the idea "luck" presented in the story ? Show how the idea of desirability of luck changes as the story goes on.

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The pursuit of luck is one of the main themes in “The Rocking-Horse Winner .” Paul had a conversation with his mother about luck. From this talk he decides that the only way he can have her love is to buy it with his love and his luck. To her luck is something that brings money; if you are lucky you can keep the money. Paul assumed if he would get lucky and give her money she would become happy. Her happiness would then succeed in causing her to love him, or so he...

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