An Analysis Of The Ending Of Rocking Horse Winner

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Some texts have very interesting pieces to them. Sometimes that interesting piece is located at the beginning of a story it can also be in the middle of the story and for those with suspense toward the ending. When the largest phenomenon exists at the end it really gives a sense of suspense throughout because just about anything has an opportunity of popping up in the story. Therefore all the events leading up to the end had meaning without the reader even knowing the real meaning or significance of that particular event in again in the end everything becomes much more apparent to the reader. Some stories like Rocking Horse Winner D.H. Lawrence doesn’t seem to have much importance to the reader because all the events seem to become quite repetitive yet in the end the reader is thrown for a curveball. Also in A Shocking Accident by Graham Greene there is something rather unusual to the very shocking as the title suggests text in which the boy’s wife does not laugh at the way his father died. Now this may not seem like a big deal, yet if the reader of this essay were to read that story it would all make more sense as to why the ending is such a interesting moment in the reading. Of course, both of these texts had very surprising endings and weren’t quite predictable throughout. Although both of these stories had an interesting ending the ending of Rocking Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence was more shocking.

To begin, the first reason it was so shocking is because he seemed so lucky by the end of the story. The young boy was so consumed with own luck which became the only important part of his life due to some things he experienced as a young child. For example on page 1252 it says, “Daffodil came in first, Lancelot second, Mirza third. The child, flushed and with his eyes blazing, was curiosity serene. His uncle brought him with five five-pound notes: four to one.” The boy had just begun discovering the so called luck he had acquired and his luck was in picking horses in which he believed he would win and with that luck he would win money off of it because to the boy luck equaled money. Later in the story the boy is dying and it is toward the end when he is just about to die on page 1261 it says, “Malabar! Malabar! Did I say Malabar, mother? Did I say Malabar? Do you think I’m luck mother? I knew Malabar, didn’t I? Over eighty thousand pounds! I call that lucky, don’t you, mother? Malabar came in right.” Right as the boy was on his death bed he was so consumed with luck that he was so happy that his horse won the race and he would get money. Yet the boy didn’t really have luck because that’s all he was consumed with and now he was on his death bed due to the luck he sought in his life.
Next, another reason that this ending was more surprising was because it was basically all his mothers fault which was pointed out in the end. From the very beginning of the story the young boy was told that in order for him to have money he needed luck. She quickly...

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