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by D. H. Lawrence

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Is stream-of-consciousness used by D.H. Lawrence in "The Rocking Horse Winner"?  

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My initial reaction to this question is no.  "The Rocking Horse Winner", although very distant and flowing in its style, is not stream-of-consciousness.  In stream-of-consciousness writing, the writer goes wherever their brain takes them, and it usually involves longer tangents that go off in different directions before veering back to the main point.  It is more like the journey of one person's mind and all of their individual thoughts.  In this story, the narrator does not share his thoughts and journey...

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