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What is the behavior of Paul in "The Rocking-Horse Winner"?

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Paul is an innocent young boy who tries desperately to help his family. His mother's manner (her outward behavior) towards the children is "gentle and anxious." So, it appears that she loves them, but inside, she really has no love for them. Paul's parents do not make enough money and Paul's mother attributes this to bad luck or lack of luck. She says luck is what causes a family to have money. She says this instead of pointing to hard work as a means to...

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