Sometimes, for half an hour, she would feel a sudden anxiety about him that was almost anguish. Madness and Imagery, Paul's Eyes Near the beginning of the story the narrator establishes the premise that what is observed in a person's eyes is an accurate portrayal of their emotional state. Soon Paul began to see the names of horses in his head. Furthermore, a possible analysis of the mother's character is that she is spoiled when she is a child. The moral of the story is money is not more important than family. The mother generates an enormous amount of anxiety on her and passes it down to Paul who then rides the rocking horse to alleviate his anxiety but obtaining the winning horses name thus being able to. Tragically, Paul's young mind can't contain his outsized emotions, leading to his untimely death.
The luck the horses names would bring him consisted of money, he had to have to please his mother. Had the story not been so suspenseful I may have not wanted to read the ending. The little girls dared not to speak to him. Paul decided that to please his mother he would prove to her that he was indeed lucky. So, Paul feels more pressured to make his mother happy and content. Those words show the pact Paul made with the devil and how the uncle used Paul for his own greed and selfishness.
They read it in each other's eyes. He takes the burden on himself, and tries to reclaim everything that his mother desperately longs for. Her desire for more financial wealth lies at core of all the conflict that happens in the story itself. This is an example of dramatic irony because the character believes the luck, the money, that is won at the races will bring happiness to his mother, his home. The resistance or action against a force often spawns conflict and this case is no exception. For him, being lucky means to possess much money.
One day, Paul, who can put at age 12 or 13 based on context clues of the time period, had a conversation with his mother about what the meaning of luck was. Following Paul's final revelation and collapse the fire leaves his eyes leaving them with the appearance if blue stones leading up to his death. This brief scene which displays the climatic action of the film, manages to shed light on the nature of the house's whispers and the final moments of interaction between Hester and Paul. The conflict that arises due between Paul and his mother is polymorphous. Paul wants to please his mother because his mother feels that there family has no luck, but Paul proclaims that he is lucky.
Between the whispering and his mother, Paul witnessing actions of this sort pretty much corrupt himself by the end. To further emphasize, the author adds that even the stuffed animals and a rocking horse heard the whisper and expressed their understanding in their eyes. For example, he is the one that wants to provide for the family, so the story follows him and his journey. This need to compensate is a critical feature of his relationship with his mother. He wanted luck, he wanted it, he wanted it.
All her attention seems concentrated on a husband who, despite his efforts, can never provide enough for her insatiable appetite for material things. The luck the horses names would bring him consisted of money, he had to have to please his mother. Conflict Within The Narrative Conflicts: Paul vs The Voices Paul vs His Mother Paul is besieged by the whispers of the house and attempts to combat them by supplementing his mother's income with his race winnings. The tragedy is that when his mother ultimately loves Paul it is too late and Paul dies. Throughout the Rocking Horse Winner' Paul c. The relationships become stronger if there is more money for the mother. So he uses his instinct to predict the name of winning horse in a froth coming horse race.
The author, throughout this story, uses literary techniques to communicate that money shouldn't come before family and it can't buy happiness. He scared his sisters as well as annoyed them, the nurse was concerned he was going to break the toy and his mom says he is too big, but Uncle Oscar took an interest in what his nephew was doing and asked what the horse was named. Like a fable, it presents a moral although it does so subtly, without preachment. Although Paul is just a young boy, he is curious and realizes that his Mother and Father keep secrets from each other and his Mother quite bitterly but finely tells her son that she does not love his Father. While it is possible to take the story at face value, a deeper analysis reveals a tale of mystery, the corrupting power of avarice, and the courage and dedication of a young boy to his family.
Some symbols that might define as lucky and money are used in the story are the following: Lawrence background, signs of symbolism, fascination of money, and. His mother had sudden strange seizures of uneasiness about him. Lawrence is a testimony to the fact that parents can often harm their children, and yet be completely unaware of it. Definite development has occurred to the character who is the protagonist because I observed this character has a clearly defined goal, which is to obtain luck. And hurriedly she felt she must cover up some fault in herself. Includes themes, and a prespective of the short story. Lawrence describes his rise to luck in the situation when he is riding his rocking horse.