be born lucky than rich. His spark of greed came alive at the moment Paul said his horse's name, the rocking horse he got for Christmas, was Sansovino, the name of the winning horse in the Ascot. Get the entire, rocking-Horse Winner, litChart as a printable PDF.
Lawrence tells us about the traumatic downfall of an upper middle class family struggling to maintain appearances through habitual overspending.
Essay : Examining, greed in, the Rocking Horse Winner, in The Rocking Horse Winner.
The Rocking Horse Winner presents a middles class family whose parents are consumed by materialism, the consequences of which affect the children, especially the protagonist, Paul. The mother desires to have money in order to please herself, while Paul wants the money not for himself, but for his mother. So he would mount again, and start on his furious ride, hoping at last to get there. Hester continually yearns for money, creating the beginnings of an avalanche. Racing affects Paul because he becomes completely consumed. But if youre lucky, you will always get more money.