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  • Paul And His Friends
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    "All Quiet in the Western Front" In the movie, "All Quiet in the Western Front", Paul is an average eighteen-year-old male who enlists in the Army and is sent to fight in WWI, which changes his views and makes him an adult. Everybody in Paul's hometown is supportive of Paul and his peers enlisting think it is a great opportunity to be able to fight in the war. At basic training, they are shown what military life is like from their drill sergeant who treats him and his friends incredibly rough. P...
  • Story The Rocking Horse Winner
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    The Rocking-Horse Winner The Rocking-Horse Winner is a complex story that is best understood if one examines it through the 5 Elements of Fiction: setting, character, plot, point of view and theme. This story is about a little boy named Paul who is trying to gain love and affection from his greedy mother. One day he told his mother that he had luck and he knew his mother did not believe him. This compelled him to go out and find luck on his own. He set off on his rocking horse on a journey to fi...
  • Money From Horse Races
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    The Rocking-Horse Winner The main themes in The Rocking-Horse Winner are the pursuit of love and luck. Both of the main characters in " The Rocking-Horse Winner", Hester and Paul, are in pursuit of love. First the mother, Hester married for love, and the love faded, she gained children from her marriage, but she could not love them. Nowhere in her life does she find love for anyone but herself. The closest thing to love that comes to her she rejects. That comes in the form of her young son Paul....
  • The Rocking Horse Winner Symbolism
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    D.H. Lawrence's "The Rocking-Horse Winner" is a short story that widely uses many techniques in which elaborate on the importance of many topics discussed. The character foils, which add to Paul's character, give a sense of the boy's growing need to gamble and become lucky. The whispering house is a main symbol in the plot that leads to the outcome of the story and the main force that drives the young boy to find a winner. Also widely used terms are imagery and irony. Many details are given thro...
  • Story Between Paul And His Mother
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    The Hidden Truth The plot in "The Rocking-Horse Winner" by D.H. Lawrence reveals to the reader conflicts between Paul and his mother using different levels or forms of secrecy. There are secrets hidden throughout the house that leads Paul and his mother to an unpleasant life. The first level of secrecy is the actual secrets that Paul and Paul's mother keep from each other. The second form of secrecy is that D.H. Lawrence uses a story telling style of writing. This way of writing in itself holds ...
  • Paul Throughout The Story
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    D.H. Lawrence's 'The Rocking-Horse Winner' is a classic modernistic story about a family filled with inner conflicts all portrayed through the innocence of a young child. Tortured by a house that whispers to him, Paul tries to gain his mothers missing affection by presenting that he posses luck which gives him money. He presents this luck by picking the name of a winning horse while riding his rocking horse. The whispers which state 'there must be more money" disturbs Paul and he believes it exi...
  • Paul's Mother
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    In this short story, 'The Rocking Horse Winner,' there is a little boy competing for his mother's love, and his mother bringing her son to his death with her confusing vocabulary. Paul's mother confuses him with her vocabulary words such as: love, money, lucky, unlucky, and peace of mind. She tells him that luck has to do with everything, and that she was extremely unlucky. Paul's family was not poor, but his mother wanted to compete with other families by having the best and the most stylish. S...
  • Lawrence's Mother
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    'Last Words to Miriam' - An Interpretation Submitted By: Jeet Kumar Gupta 2001115 D.H. Lawrence's Son's and Lover's is a study of human relationships. Gertrude Morel, because of her turbulent and odd relationship with her husband, ends up developing deep emotional relations with her two eldest sons'. The second eldest in particular, Paul, is the receiver of most of this deep emotion. Because of these feelings and the deeper-than-usual emotional bond between the two, Paul has difficulty being com...
  • Pauls Mother
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    A Feminist Reading of D.H. Lawrence The Rocking Horse Winner The man that does not know sick women does not know women. - S. Weir Mitchell The Rocking Horse Winner is the story of a boys gift for picking the winners in horse races. An omniscient narrator relates the tale of a boy whose family is always short of money. His mother is incapable of showing love and is obsessed with the status that material wealth can provide. This paper will explore the premise that D.H. Lawrence presented the figur...
  • Mother's Dominance Over Paul
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    Brand ace Barker English IV Ms. Barrera 22 May 2000 The Character of Hester in Lawrence's "The Rocking-Horse Winner" Hester is one of the main characters in D.H. Lawrence's "The Rocking-Horse Winner". The story describes a young boy, Paul, who tries to win his "mother's love by seeking the luck" (Kaplan 1971), which she believes she does not possess. Lawrence "condemns the modern notion that happiness and luck come from the outside, rather than from within; that happiness must take the form of m...
  • Paul's Relationship With Clara
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    Sons and Lovers: Examine the Relationships Paul has with the Women in his Life. Paul Morel is the main character in DH Lawrence's novel 'Sons and Lovers'. The story charts his early life from when his parents married and the subsequent birth of four children, through childhood and early adulthood to the death of his mother. During this time three women have major impact on his life, his mother, Miriam and Clara. Each has the most influence at different times in his life and can be attributed to ...
  • Paul And His Family Thought Luck
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    Within the story entitled The Rocking Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence, the audience is divulged into the sordid family life of a adolescent boy named Paul, where there are three obvious morals told through the story's style and symbolism. Also present within The Rocking Horse Winner are elements of supernaturalism and cold harsh reality. The first distinct moral in The Rocking Horse Winner is that we must not let ourselves be succumbed to greed and the need for materialistic items over our respons...
  • Development Of Paul Morel In His Relationships
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    Sabrina Proud " homme October 13, 1999 English 447 "Sons and Lovers" In D.H. Lawrence's Son's and Lovers, Paul's intimacy with the women in his life is complemented and analogous to his experiences in nature. Throughout the development of the novel, as intimacy is shared, it is only through nature and natural elements that we see this [intimacy] occur. This comparable relationship with nature metaphorically symbolizes the intense feelings Paul has for these women. With Paul's mother, Gertrude Mo...
  • Case With Lawrence's Paul And Cather's Paul
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    Man's Inability to Cope with Reality Like many pieces of art, it is difficult to interpret and analyze short stories. The plot and theme in short stories are often undeveloped and not very detailed, therefore the true meaning of the story can easily go unnoticed by the reader. D.H. Lawrence's The Rocking Horse Winner and Willa Cather's Paul's Case are both short stories, which on the surface seem very one-dimensional yet through proper analysis acquire a deeper meaning. The Rocking Horse Winner ...
  • Basis For Sexual Repressive Behavior Of Paul
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    Paul Morel, as a result of a possessive relationship with his mother is sexually repressed. He is repressed in that he cannot allow himself to assert his sexual desires with members of the opposite sex. In order to illustrate that this is true three things will be examined: The elements of the relationship between Paul and his mother which precipitate the repressive behavior, the manifestation of the behavior, and the emergence of Paul from the behavior in his relationship with Clara. Examinatio...
  • Paul Believes
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    In All Quiet on the Western Front, Paul is morphed from an innocent child into a war veteran who has a new look on society. Paul used to have a carefree life where he was able to be a kid, but when he enlisted into the army it all changed. Paul became a person whose beliefs were changed because of the war. Paul doesn't believe in society anymore especially parents, elders, and school, which used to play a big part in his life. He changed his beliefs because society does not really understand how...
  • Paul's Mother And Paul's Greed
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    The Rocking Horse Winner When a person is lucky, it does not have to mean that they are fortunate with money. Luck is the chance for things to go the way you want them to go with out having any control over the situation. In The Rocking Horse Winner, Hester, the mother seems to believe that luck is strictly having money, and when there is no money, there is no luck. Hester's idea of luck meaning money brings forth the two ideas of greed and death throughout the story. Money plays a huge part in ...
  • Paul's Pursuit Of His Mother's Love
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    In "The Rocking Horse Winner", a tragic story demonstrating the destructive effects of materialism, D.H. Lawrence employs symbolism to develop the idea that love and happiness can be destroyed by money. Lawrence utilizes the character Hester as a symbol of greed to display the effects of materialism. The author's use of symbolism is mainly to show that children require love and compassion. Paul's rocking horse and the whispering of the house represent his evident need for love. Lawrence uses mon...
  • Paul's Closest Friends
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    World War I was one of the worst wars that has ever taken place. All Quiet On The Western Front, written by Erich Maria Remarque, truly described what the war was really like. Paul Baume r, the main character, enlisted in the war at a very young age with the rest of his classmates. Throughout the story Paul experienced many horrors such as seeing his closest friends die, living in unsanitary conditions, and losing his own identity. Paul, having lived so long in the war, saw many of his closest f...
  • Happy And Paul's Mother
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    Appearances can be deceiving In the story "The Rocking Horse Winner' by D.H. Lawrence, it appears that the family is very happy, and Paul's mother is very loving and affectionate towards her kids, but she knows that is no so because they "read it in each others eyes. ' (p 343) In reality she is cold-hearted woman who is incapable of loving her children. Even though Paul realizes this he still is craving attention and longing to be loved by his mother. To Paul luck is equal to money, and he think...

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