- 1 What is the plot in the rocking horse winner?
- 2 What is the climax in the rocking horse winner?
- 3 What happens at the end of the rocking horse winner?
- 4 What is the solution in the rocking horse winner?
- 5 What is so special about Pauls rocking horse?
- 6 Who is the mother in The Rocking-Horse Winner?
- 7 How does Paul die in The Rocking Horse Winner?
- 8 Why does the House talk in The Rocking Horse Winner?
- 9 What does Uncle Oscar say about Paul after he dies?
- 10 What happens when Paul gives his mother her birthday present?
- 11 What does the rocking horse in the story most likely symbolize?
- 12 What literary devices are used in The Rocking-Horse Winner?
What is the plot in the rocking horse winner?
“The Rocking Horse Winner” tells the story of a little boy who seeks to relieve his family’s financial worries by accurately predicting the outcome of horse races, a feat he achieves by riding his toy rocking horse for hours until he reaches a clairvoyant state.
What is the climax in the rocking horse winner?
The climax occurs when Paul falls off his rocking horse after suffering a seizure that leads to his death.. Paul picks the winning horse in the Epsom Derby but loses his life. The fortune he had amassed, eighty thousand pounds (the equivalent of millions of dollars today), thus became his misfortune.
What happens at the end of the rocking horse winner?
The ending is just stone cold. Literally. Hester has never been very affectionate toward Paul, but by the time of his illness, she seems to become even colder and, as Lawrence describes, her heart “turned actually into a stone.”
What is the solution in the rocking horse winner?
Explanation/Discussion: Paul successfully identifies the winning horse, but he collapses from the strain and dies —sort of like a give and take. Paul’s ‘luck’ got the better of him.
What is so special about Pauls rocking horse?
Paul starts to spend a lot of time riding his rocking horse. He believes that if he rides the horse long enough, it will tell him where he can find luck. Paul’s mother comments that he is too old to be riding a rocking horse, but Uncle Oscar is amused that Paul names his horse after winning racehorses.
Who is the mother in The Rocking-Horse Winner?
Hester is Paul’s mother, a middle-class woman with two other children as well. She is obsessed with appearances, and particularly with keeping up the appearance of being wealthier than she actually is.
How does Paul die in The Rocking Horse Winner?
So, he collapsed, probably from exhaustion and fever, born from his obsessive hunt for “luck.” Throughout the story, he is so obsessed with making money that he stays up late in the night riding his horse, hoping for a revelation that will win his mother some more money.
Why does the House talk in The Rocking Horse Winner?
Heather Garey, M.S. In D.H. Lawrence’s short story “The Rocking Horse Winner,” the voices symbolize the greed of his mother. When Paul enacts a plan intended to satisfy his mother’s desire for more money in an effort to silence the whispers and make his mother happy, his plans fail.
What does Uncle Oscar say about Paul after he dies?
After Paul dies in “The Rocking-Horse Winner,” Uncle Oscar says, ” My God, Hester, you’re eighty-odd thousand to the good, and a poor devil of a son to the bad.
What happens when Paul gives his mother her birthday present?
Once Paul’s won all that money, he wants to give it to his mother as a gift, to convince her that she really isn’t as unlucky as she thinks she is. He plans to give her the money in installments, instead of all at once. That way, she’ll feel lucky more than once over time.
What does the rocking horse in the story most likely symbolize?
The rocking horse can be said to symbolize childhood, for one thing. Nobody but a small child could ride a rocking horse without breaking it. Therefore it could be argued that Paul’s adventures with the rocking horse are an attempt to gain his mother’s love because everything else has failed.
What literary devices are used in The Rocking-Horse Winner?
Lawrence uses characters, allegory, diction, imagery, point of view, and irony. In the story money is associated with luck rather than with hard work. Characters like Bassett and Paul’s father are examples of this. Both work hard to make money however, neither of them is wealthy.