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by D. H. Lawrence

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Why do you think supernatural elements are used in the story "The Rocking-Horse Winner"?

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Another way of understanding these supernatural forces is to call them "psychological forces" or "needs."  The boy's visions are those surfacing from his unconscious (as in a dream), and the house talking signifies a need for money, which in turn signifies, on the part of the boy, a desire for/ or to please his mother.

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