Summary of "The Rocking Horse Winner"
"The Rocking-Horse Winner" by D.H. Lawrence is about a boy,
Paul, who makes a great deal of money by betting on horses.
He knows which horses to bet on because somehow, when he
rides his rocking Horse; it tells him which one will win.
Paul's family needed money. Bent on helping his mother, who
equates "luck" with "wealth," Paul gains an interest on betting
on the horses. Fronted by the family gardener Bassett, Paul begins
to make a lot of money, but seems to become more and more
obsessed with a toy rocking horse. With the help of his uncle
Oscar, Paul secretly sets up a trust fund for his mother, who in
turn begins to spend money more rapidly than before. The stakes
then become higher for Paul as the pressure mounts to pick a
winner for the Derby, never minding the fact that the pressure is
taking a toll on his body and mind.
It was one night that Paul was
riding his horse at full speed when suddenly a blaze of light hit
him up. He screamed, "Malabar!" Then he fell off with a crash
that would put him into unconsciousness; he never did recover from
that fall. He died later that night.
Paul needed his rocking horse, without it he would never
have felt that luck. Luck gave him a sense of worth that
would help him to know that he could succeed later in life.
The rocking horse let him forget all his worries and focus
on the "winner". He loved to ride his rocking horse.Every
time he jumped on it was like the biggest race he would
ever be in and gave it his all. Paul died doing something