Lazy Lawrence The story “Lazy Lawrence” is about a young boy, Jem, which lives with his mother and his mother cannot afford the rent. So in order for the rent to get paid, she was going to sell their horse, Lightfoot. Jem does not want this to happen so he takes matters into his own hands. He finds work with a mistress and saves every penny he gets to save his horse. When the day comes to sell the horse, Jem wanted to surprise his mother with the money, but then he realized someone stole all the money that he had saved up.
A few cohesions are enhanced by human nature in the stories, and an old question “is human nature foreseeable?” Considering a deeper look into each story there is a profusion of symbolism in both stories. In “The Rocking-Horse Winner” story Paul, a boy who knows that his mother does not love him and he wants to gain his mother’s love by foretelling the winning horse or being lucky. The boy goes to great lengths to try to achieve his objective and it does not take long for him to grasp that all his exertions may not work. Note that in this story the message is experienced by many life; however most are not as histrionic as of Paul’s mother. Paul’s mother a stunning woman blessed with advantages marries an attractive man for love, but the love eventually runs dry.
She tells him that she has no luck and so the house is cursed by a shortage of money. As a result of this pivotal conversation Paul taps into a supernatural power. By using his rocking horse he can now find out the names of the winning horse in natural race meetings. However, in doing so Paul tries too hard and he becomes desperately ill. His dies in his quest to win his mothers love. From the outset D.H. Lawrence uses descriptive use of imagery in order to make the character of Paul more effective.
When he went camping with his family over the summer, his mother spotted it and used it as reinforcement to practice his instrument. “Remember the harp player Anthony, always practicing” she would say. This finally pushed him over the edge, he found a way to get out of practicing and messed up horribly at his big rehearsal. Afterwards, his teacher told him that if the whirligig played all the time, it would break. Then he quit and followed his baseball dreams.
In ‘Horse Whisperer’ the whisperer has lost a lifestyle and he/she says ‘but the tractor came over the fields like a warning’, relating to the industrial revolution so horses were no longer needed for ploughing the fields and therefore he/she was not needed either. He/she was ‘scorned as demon and witch’. This is similar to the woman in ‘Les Grands Seigneurs’. She starts off by seeing men as her ‘performing seals’ entertaining her and she sees herself as ‘their queen’. This shows how naive she is about men, and when she gets married she is treated in the same way as the men she treated.
Charles Bovary, who is a second class country doctor, falls in love with Emma, the daughter of one of his patients and gets married to her. Since young, Emma thinks that marriage and love are the remedies of her predicament. However, after getting married to Charles, she realizes that the marriage failed to fulfill her expectations. After she goes to an extravagant ball, she begins to dream constantly of a more stylish life. Depression overwhelms her when she evaluates her fantasies to the everyday village life, and eventually her apathy makes her ill.
Judging a book by its cover is a mistake because it leads to wasted time. The Great Gatsby, a novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a book that reflects that same idea of beauty always falling short. Through a semi-reliable narrator, Fitzgerald writes about obsessions and appearances to show his readers how the “American Dream” is falling apart. Right from the start, Nick, the narrator, introduces himself by giving insight on the way he was raised. His father had told him that whenever he felt “like criticizing anyone…[to] just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had” (Fitzgerald 1) .
He wanted to prove to his mother Hester, that he himself had luck with money compared to his father. As Paul says in his last word’s in the story, “I never told you, mother, that if I can ride my horse, and get there, then I'm absolutely sure - oh, absolutely! Mother, did I ever tell you? I am lucky.” Paul wants to change his mother into a loving mother rather than keeping her as a neglectful parent because she is a person who has a mindset of only material possessions are her only main focus in life. Throughout the story, Paul’s mother continuously pushes her idea that luck equals being rich and that money is the most important in her life.
It is only later on, however, when everyone finds out that the prophesy is true, her life becomes very miserable and it results in tragedy for herself and others. Though, Gertrude has no prophesies to help her, she too turns a blind eye to the truth that her new husband may have had something to do with her old husbands death. To protect her luxuries status as queen, she marries Claudius as soon as possible. “With mirth in funeral and with dirge in marriage” her husband remarks “In equal scale weighting delight and dole” (II.ii (12-13). The thing she is ignoring is that instead of being sad, Claudius is marrying her.
Before challenges: Aisling asks Ina for guidance and she agrees to help her. So she goes to her friend Lasar who are a descendant of a druid family, whom gives her a magic bracelet which will grow more beautiful every time she does a good deed. The challenges: Aisling first saves a baby from a burning house, then a drowning kid and at last she helps a lumberjack that jacks his own leg. After the challenges: A fine prince from a great country wants to marry Aisling but she only wants Ronan. But her parents does not give their blessing because the prince is wealthy and powerful.