She married for love, and the love turned to dust. She had bonny children, yet she felt they had been thrust upon her, and she could not love them.” Even though she has everything she needs, a stable family and enough money to support her needs, she still wants more. She says that she is “very unlucky” because she “married an unlucky husband”. Instead of taking the responsibility upon herself that she is unlucky and does not have everything she wants, she blames others for her lack of happiness. In the end she turns out to be the luckiest character in the story because with Paul’s luck she gains all of the money he won.
There must be more money According to his mother, the families lack of money all stems from their tendency to be unlucky - his father is unlucky at making money and she is unlucky for marrying him. Paul asserts that he is different because God, apparently speaking through his rocking horse, told him so. He sets out to prove this to his mother while keeping his method strictly confidential. Only his uncle and the gardener are aware that he is posting bets on horse races. After Paul becomes successful, he set the impossible expectation for himself of retaining that luck and he finds he is unable to stop gambling, once started.
When Carl gives Jody the responsibility of owning a pony, Jody almost immediately expresses affection and emotion. This humiliated Carl, for he did not give Jody the pony for affection/emotional purpose. To Carl, the horse's purpose was to be trained and to teach Jody responsibility. "He needs a good currying (...) and if I ever hear of you not feeding him or leaving his stall dirty I'll send him off in a minute." said carl.
The Rocking Horse Winner is a fictitious tale of a young boy named Paul who considered himself "lucky." His mother considers herself unlucky, constantly struggling for money, and lacking of the ability to love her children. She tells Paul that luck is "what causes you to have money. If you're lucky you have money. That's why its better to be born lucky than rich.
And the obsession is centered around, of course, that there is not enough money to be had by the family. Paul decides to set out a way to get his family more money through luck. He decides that if he rides his toy rocking horse fast enough that he will somehow ''know'' the name of the winning horse in the next derby race. His practice is proved correct and he begins to secretly funnel money to his mother. Rather than be satisfied with the winnings, Pauls desire for money grows opposed to diminishes.
The family member that has chosen the slip of paper with the black dot on it has won the lottery, but the only thing that he or she has won is a cruel and unusual death by stoning. In this story Tessie Hutchinson is the one who wins the lottery. Tradition is an essential element t in any family or town. It sometimes seems as if tradition is the key factor that holds a community together, people bond over similarities such as a common tradition, but what if the very thing that is holding a community together is also destroying its people? Why would a community keep repeating the same mistake year after year and never think twice about why they were doing it in the first place?
They consider her a burden, but have found a use for her, marry her off to the Mr Hathaway so they could keep him as a business partner. Alice Kingsleigh, on the other hand comes from a wealthy family. She is nineteen years old and the expectation of the society in which she lives expects her to get married, an unwanted marriage. Emily Grierson is the final heroine. She is much like Alice in the sense that she comes from a wealthy family, but there is one key difference from the other two heroines, her father does not want her to get married.
Salinger, Holden Caulfield struggles with accepting that what his ideals are in his life are not what actually exist in the outside world. Holden has experienced several traumatic loses in his life that have caused him to believe in what he does. In Holden’s mind, after his younger brother Allie’s death, all children are incapable of seeing the complexity of the adult world. He sees them all as innocent children, but cannot understand that this innocence diminishes as the children become adults. If you copy this essay your teacher will know.
Children may find the idea of the townspeople’s open criticism of the leaders amusing, but would not perhaps relate this to any wider significance whereas an adult reader, even at the time this poem was published, may perceive this significance and even share the frustration of the townspeople, this making the poem as relevant today as in the Victorian decades. Moreover, Browning portrays sinister events throughout ‘The Pied Piper’ suggesting this is more than just a child’s story. The desperation of the townspeople and parents in stanza 14 is at such an intensity that children may not fully understand the grief they are feeling
The short story “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson is a mystery. There is the unknown answer to the question, “What is the lottery?” Little by the little the author reveals the ugly truth. The dialogue and actions of the characters slowly reveal that winning the lottery is no triumph but a death sentence. With the setting of a bright summer day with blooming flowers and children running around freely and gathering stones, the story starts off on a sunny and happy note. As the town gathers for the lottery they chat and joke and enjoy each other’s company.