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In "The Rocking Horse Winner" what does the symbolism of the eyes mean?

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Paul’s eyes are always described as blazing, blue, intense or uncanny.  His eyes represent his dreams, his passion and the futility of his attempts to get luck for his mother.

Eyes are the windows to truth.  It is clear to the reader from the beginning that Hester is not a good mother, and she does not really love her son.

Everybody else said of her: "She is such a good mother. She adores her children."  Only she herself, and her children themselves, knew it was not so.  They read it in each other's eyes.

The truth about Hester...

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