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Unformatted text preview: text when Paul is forced to ride the rocking horse because he says the house will not stop admonishing him. “The house had been “whispering” [“there must be more money, there must be more money”] worse than ever lately, and, even in spite of his luck, Paul could not bear up against it (Lawrence, pg. 820).” It is clear that even after Paul had been winning and the family attained a higher social class they could not maintain contentment. This inability to lead fulfilling lives is because people are greedy. The horse stands as a symbol of greed and is prevalent throughout the story. Similarly, greed is always prevalent in all of our lives and contributes to our despondency. Without a doubt, we all aspire to be something greater than we are currently- it is the American dream to do so. However, we must remember the symbol of the rocking horse and avoid the misuse of our ambition....
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course COM ARTS 100 taught by Professor Humphreys during the Fall '07 term at University of Wisconsin.
- Fall '07