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Unformatted text preview: superficiality. The thesis I have fashioned uniquely encompasses all people because it broadens the narrow metaphorical view of the rocking horse and changes its symbolism into something that nearly everyone can relate to: intense effort bearing fruitless results. The story supports this argument when the reader realizes that no matter if the family achieves wealth or not, they are still the same people living miserable, worrisome lives because of the inability to live below their means. Furthermore, the text indicates the global theme of petty social ambitions when you analyze the big picture. The horse did not change no matter if the family achieved an elevated social class or not. Similarly, the world will not stop turning if people today attain a certain level of popularity or social standing. It makes one wonder what a worthwhile cause is....
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- Spring '08