The Rocking-Horse Winner by D. H. Lawrence

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In "The Rocking-Horse Winner", why does Paul get so sick and die at the end of the story?

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It is clear from the story that what drives Paul to making himself ill is his repeated riding sessions on his rocking-horse. Paul is driven to finding out the results of the horse racing by his mother's greed for money, echoed in the whispers in the house, "There must be more money!" One could argue that Paul does this in an attempt to gain the affection of his mother as she is presented as distant, aloof and...

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