Both parents seem to have an obsession with wealth and with keeping up the appearance that wealth provides, the narrator says “although they lived in style, they felt always an anxiety in the house. There was never enough money” (151). But Lawrence takes very little time to develop the character of Paul’s father and what is known is through the eyes of the mother who’s disgust fuels Paul’s desires. Lawrence describes the father as someone “who was always very handsome and expensive in his tastes, seemed as if he never would be able to do anything worth doing” (151). This description is simplistic, it only allows us to see that he too has expensive tastes that do not match the income he is providing.
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.
The Rocking Horse Winner The “Rocking Horse Winner” is a story about the destructive effects of materialism, greed and the seemingly ever growing need for money. It is also about love, and how sometimes love is not enough to overcome the greed and need. The story follows a young boy named Paul as he strives to be “lucky” and gain more love from his mother by going through the process of betting on race horses to win money, which he can then gift to his mother. This story’s main focus is the relationship between Paul and his mother, Hester. In the story, Hester is a symbol for greed and selfishness.
This inherent trait leaves Pete blinded to anything other than money, success and high expectations. It doesn’t allow him to see the good in not only others but also in himself. Pete was also jealous of the way their mother coddled Donald and lied when Donald asked him what he dreamt about. He claimed he only dreamt about sex and money, when in reality he dreams of Donald often, usually with Pete being vulnerable while Donald acts as his aid. This is because he feels guilty for the violent acts he committed against Donald when they were younger.
This charactersitic seems to be running in the family, as his brother Joey, also resorted to violence a few times. This coincides with his fear of losing. He refuses to lose anything he gained. Not only does that apply to his wife, but to his games and even how to obtain the girl he wants. He refused to lose her to someone with more money (a hotshot as he called him) as he also took it hard when he was forced to purposely lose his title match.
A father is a figure typically known for his power to protect and the desire to love his family. However, this is not the case in “Barn Burning” by William Faulkner. Abner Snopes sharecrops to make a living for his family. He despises wealthy people. Out of resentment for wealthy people, he commits crimes in order to create chaos against his victims.
This insatiable appetite for more money is further confirmed when she receives a letter about an inheritance and how she would receive payment on her birthday each year for five years. Instead of rejoicing she becomes bitter because she wants it all at once. Paul’s uncle is a shallow and very egotistic individual. He is an enabler to Paul’s obsessive behavior to obtain luck. He is very much aware of the Paul’s obsessive compulsive behavior of going mad and
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.
Greed "The Rocking Horse Winner" People need money to survive, and enough to buy all of the basic needs to survive, but everybody wants more money. More money means an easier way of life. The more money one has, the more money one wishes to have, as it is shown in the story, "The Rocking Horse Winner" by D.H. Lawrence. At the beginning of this story the family did not have enough money to support their opulent lifestyle. Mr. Lawrence illustrates their situation like this: "Although they lived in style they felt always an anxiety in the house.