The greed is a sign of her most inner weakness, a weakness for beauty and riches. The difference between Mathilde’s dreams and realities cause her to have emotional distance and emotional problems, her monetary difficulties, and she changes because of her mistakes. We all like Mathilde are greedy in life and want things and situations that we cannot afford. We are all driven by greed. It is just to what level do we show it or even let it get in the way of how we live.
These phrases made him understand that their family have financial problems. He then asked his mother why they are poor and she replied to him that it is because his father is “unlucky”. With her answer, Paul thought that being “lucky” means being “wealthy”. Maybe because of his persistence of calling himself lucky, he obtained his power to predict the name of the winners in the horse race. Paul loves to play with his rocking-horse and with it he predicts the winning horses.
Paul is so sick of these voices that he wants to prove his mother wrong. Paul says to his mother that he has luck and the mother then just begins to laugh at him. Paul now set out to prove his mother wrong by showing that he does have luck and he hopes that the voices in the house would stop talking and saying “There must be more money”(p267, Para, 5). Paul then demands that his rocking horse that he had received at Christmas brings him luck. Paul begins to ride the rocking horse fiercely hoping that if he rides long and hard enough he can make the rocking horse take him to his destination of luck and fortune.
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.
She shows off more than she has. “Mme loisel” knows she is not rich, and cannot accept to be around with her friend “Mme forester”. Her hunger for beauty and glamour results in the borrowing of the necklace. This becomes the bane of her life. “Some say the root of all evil is money”.
The dialogue between Paul and his mother is mainly about luck and how a person can get money if a person is lucky. From the story, the reader should be aware of Hester's crave for money and her expensive taste, so it is not surprising when she talks her son into believing that luck brings money. We could also establish at this point that the family is living a life of comfort and convienence, meaning they were not very poor; "They lived in a pleasant house, with a garden, and they had discreet servants." Paul's mother tells him that his father is not lucky and because of this, she is no longer a lucky woman. The conversation ends with Paul believing that he is a lucky boy, and the action he takes in finding this luck is what brings his demise in the end.
They possess the money that they need to work with to invest and buy housing and are able to benefit from these rising asset prices because it makes their items worth more generating even more wealth. When the poor lose their houses, the rich are able to go in and take over their housing to make profit off of them while the merit of them rises. The investment of stocks is a big income maker as the price of them decays during the recession, then later on stabilizes and increases in most cases. The prosperous are the ones that can easily pay for post-secondary education to pursue a decent well-paying job. They do not have the financial stress to go along with the cost of their education.
During the reading I realized that the family is very sad; this is because the parental figures have a constant need to acquire more and more money, the mother especially wants to have the ability to always afford items that are expensive and to maintain the image of an the elite family that everyone admires and strives to be like. It seemed that the children have distanced themselves from their mom for this very reason. This was illustrated by the impression they had of their mom before, who has now become their source of hatred shown by their cold stares. This is because they came to the realization that money is her main priority and/or being lucky. The mother stated that she was once lucky, to her son.
However, I think we focus and gossip about them too much and give them too much influence in our lives. Do not get me wrong, there is a healthy way to be wealthy. For instance, a person who starts a business and works hard at it just to make the world a better place is wealthy. They give people jobs and give
Every time the child does something wrong, the mother feels the heartache. It doesn’t matter what the child has done because even if it was just a small matter, the mother would have felt the pain first because she cares and love for her daughter. She loves her daughter with all her heart and wants her daughter to have the best in everything, the kind heart of a mother is fragile. ‘hostage to fortune’, hostage is someone who’s kidnapped and fortune signifies money. This meant that that the idea of having a child is not at all the time pleasant.