They also talk about how important money is. D. In” The Rocking-Horse Winner”, the mother had no idea just how rich she was. Her focus was on money even unto the end when Paul, her son, died to give her the money she desperately wanted. “The Lottery” shows how cruel people can become when it comes to money. These two stories have entirely different kinds of conflict.
Henrik Ibsen depicts how the conscious and subconscious motives and desires are obtained. Kristine Linde is a woman who has had to give up her dreams due to circumstances beyond her control. She was once in love but because her mother “was bedridden and helpless”and she “had to provide for two younger brothers”(Ibsen, 2011, p. 556) she was forced to marry for convenience of the situation. We can tell this has made her look at life in a more realistic and wise view than that of her friend Mrs Nora Helmer the main character. Mrs Linde has had to work hard and was not afforded love and children which she longed to have.
With this act, Mathilde clearly emphasized disappointment of having that kind of social status. She believes that objects have the power to change her life. Mathilde did show up to the party with an expensive dress and a borrowed diamond necklace. She was so happy then, but her moment of happiness swift away with just a snap of the fingers. She lost the diamond necklace and must spend the next ten years paying for the pleasure of that night.
Dunstan Ramsay had a number of women pass throughout his life. Each of the women played an important role in his life. His mother caused him to become isolated and distant from women. Mary Dempster took away Dunstan’s childhood because of the guilt he felt for her simplicity, and he also was the only woman he truly loved. Leola caused Dunstan to experience jealousy and pity.
Also, her mother does not like patty for who she is and just wants her to be exactly like her. Another example is, “You ought to be ashamed of yourself. A girl like your age looking like you do”(75). As Patty hears this from her mother, Patty starts to have an internal conflict. She let’s her emotions get the best of her and feels anger and shame.
The tone that she uses in her piece seems to be sarcasm and this sarcasm is what leads me to the assumptions I make and the way I read her essay. She obviously wants to go to school and become economically independent and be able to support herself. I think that she is not happy with her current situation of being a mom and a wife and feels unappreciated. She stays home and does all the things she lists for her husband, but she resents this role in society that she is in. I assume that she wants a divorce from her husband but because of the role that society has placed on her, but she is unable to get one because she is very dependent on him.
However, there is much clear evidence that gambling in large doses a cause great harm to participants. For instance, people may become dependent on the positive aspect of gambling. This turns into addiction which can never be regarded as a beneficent. When addiction to gambling turns into money loss, gamblers begin to lose perspective on the importance of family. Their money loss turns into a great inconvenience for those depending on them.
Her friend doesn’t appear to be proud of boastful in the story and doesn’t seem to care that Madame Loisel is poorer than her. Madame Loisel is just embarrassed of the life she lives that she doesn’t want anyone around her to see who she is and how she lives. Within the story, the reader gets the sense that she is so envious of the life that others have she doesn’t realize what she has and that she is so concerned with wanting materialistic objects that she is making herself miserable and unhappy. Her husband who notices how unhappy she is brings home an invitation to a ball hoping to make her happy. Instead, Madame Loisel becomes even more distraught because she doesn’t think she has anything that is acceptable to wear to such a formal occasion.
The Rocking-Horse Winner To begin with, “The Rocking-Horse Winner” is a short story written by D.H. Lawrence. This short story is about a young boy named Paul who feels the need to have luck, due to his mother always saying that his father has no luck and is always in the need for having more and more money. “According to the mother, if you have luck you have money that is why it’s better to be born lucky than rich” (P, 268 Para 5). Due to this constant saying, Paul and the rest of the family hear voices in the house saying “There must be more money” (p. 267, Para, 5). Paul is so sick of these voices that he wants to prove his mother wrong.
But still, his mother is displeased. She asks for it all upfront because she is in debt. The voices in his house became more and more intense and so does his obsession to have more money. Two nights before the Derby (a big horse race event), his mother returning from a party, discovered her son madly riding his rocking-horse and screaming the winning horse’s name. Paul fell unconscious in front of her and when he woke up he heard that his prediction came true and he won eighty thousand pounds.