The Horse Dealer's Daughte

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In the story "The Horse Dealer's Daughter", author D.H. Lawrence symbolize a type of love metaphor that is truly an example of how powerful love can be. His two main characters, Dr. Jack Fergusson and Mabel Pervin undergo such a dramatic experience, it's almost impossible not to pick up his story and read it for a second time. But can something this imaginative and so farfetched actually happen? Well, love does work in mysterious ways and there have been a number of fascinating events that have happened to people. To advocate, my previous statement it is amazing how water indicates how simple emotions are portrayed as love. Why is saving someone's life considered as love? Mabel was one of two girls in a family of five children. Her brothers, all of which were older than her, didn't think much of Mabel and really didn't have too much respect for her. When she was fourteen, her mother had passed away, which left Mabel heartbroken and depressed. After her father passed away the family was left with a horrible debt. It was all of these events that lead to her deep depression. Mabel realized that she had only one place left to go, to her mother. "Mindless and persistent, she seemed is a sort of ecstasy to coming near to her fulfillment, her own glorification, approaching her dead mother, who was glorified" (Lawrence 2263). This quote states how she feels happy when she's near her mother's grave; it makes her feel as if she is right next to her mom. On the other hand, Jack Fergusson was a "mere hired assistant" (Lawrence 2263) who liked to help others yet also felt superior from the people around him. We can also determine that both he and the three brothers have been acquainted for a reasonable amount of time judging from their greeting of one another. What is astonishing about Jack is that he truly did love to help others. Watching Mabel take "an empty jar from a

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