Please help! :)

Like a teenager’s selfish desire to obtain status through possessions, Paul’s mother demonstrates the same immature importance of material objects and outward appearance in D.H Lawrence’s short story “The Rocking-Horse Winner.” This wonderful depiction of the destructive nature of materialism sets an example for all. As the mother’s wanting exceeds the family’s income her selfishness places a strain on the entire household, ultimately leading to disastrous consequences.
Young Paul desires the love of a cold and distant mother and is determined to find the luck that his mother insists their family lacks. According to her, luck leads to money and their household never seems to have enough to suit her. Paul recognizes the anxiety as the house seems to whisper “there must be more money.” He desperately rides his rocking horse until a voice tells him the winner of the local horse derby. He then bets money hoping to gain money to satisfy his mother and in return gain her love. With more money, the whisper in the house becomes louder and louder as his mother spends it all. In the end Paul rides so long and hard to find a winner that he dies, leaving his family with 80,000 pounds. Paul’s last words: “Mother, did I ever tell you? I am lucky!”

What do I need to add to this review?
I'm not sure what to do in the conclusion.

I think she was very selfish and ultimately her desire for possessions put too much pressure on the household--and her family paid an unimaginable price.

  1. 👍
  2. 👎
  3. 👁
  1. Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. When you name the post, English would be far better than just asking for help. Most volunteers are looking for specific areas and will probably bypass "help" not knowing what the subject is.

    1. 👍
    2. 👎

    1. 👍
    2. 👎

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. Language Arts :o)

    1. What is the best paraphrase of these lines from "Paul Revere's Ride"? And the spark struck out by that steed in his flight, kindled the land into flame with it's heat. A. Sparks from Paul Revere's horse started a brush fire. B.

  2. Fragments Eng 1010

    Each of the following word groups includes a subordinating word. One word group in each pair contains a fragment. Write “OK” after each complete sentence and “frag” after each fragment 1a. When John Lennon was a teenager,

  3. poetry

    The poem is: Canada Day Love Match My mother stalked her future son in law, convinced he was the one for me. Through the crowd at the Forks Market, she kept behind him like a cat ready to pounce. I kept out of his line of sight.

  4. english

    Use the paragraph to answer the question. Julia dropped to the ground and kicked her feet when Aliya, her older sister, told her that they could not stop for ice cream. "Stop being so immature!" Aliya said as she tried to pick

  1. (ENGLISH) please check over english work.

    I have finished all of the questions, just need someone to look over them. I have posted these questions before, but someone told me to re-do them and I decided to post them again. Canada Day Love Match My mother stalked her

  2. math

    The given box plots show the number of text messages Paul and Sally received each day on their cell phones. Select the true statement. A. The interquartile range of Paul's data is less than the interquartile range of Sally's data.

  3. math

    Paul is making loaves of raisin bread to sell at a fundraising event. The recipe calls for 1/3 cup of raisins for each loaf, and Paul has 3 1/4 cups of raisins a) How many loaves can Paul make? b) How many cups of raisins will he

  4. US History

    Between 1857 and 1903, the US acquired many new territorial possessions around the globe. Why do you think so many of these new possessions were islands located in the Pacific Ocean? I need help answering this. Thanks -MC

  1. Literature (short story)

    In "A Pair of Silk Stockings," the silk stockings are a symbol of A. Mrs. Sommers's inability to handle money. B. Mrs. Sommers's lack of concern for her children. C. Mrs. Sommers's selfish needs. D. Mrs. Sommers's desire for

  2. History

    Which factor contributed most to Florida becoming a U.S. territory? a. the outcome of the Seminole Wars b. the weakening of Spain's hold over its colonial possessions c. the desire of Southern politicians to expand slavery into

  3. Math

    Paul's car is 14 feet long. Paul is making a model of his car that is the actual size. Which proportion should be used to find the length, L, of Paul's model?

  4. Geometry

    Prove that a line that divides two sides of a triangle proportionally is parallel to the third side. Be sure to create a name the appropriate geometric figures. Paul walks 25 feet away from his house and places a mirror on the

You can view more similar questions or ask a new question.