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Nelson 1 Robert Nelson Professor Redman LIT2010 10/12/10 Result of Luck D. H. Lawrence shows the significance of luck particularly in gambling in “The Rocking-Horse Winner”: having a positive effect with the increase in money, an adverse effect with the increase in stress, the risk of being worse off than before, and obsession. Earning money by usual means has fewer risks, because there is a certain income, though there is still the stress of not having enough money, as Paul’s mother made evident. She sees luck as the easiest and most effective approach to being successful, but the adverse effect show it is not worth it. “The Rocking-Horse Winner” is directly associated with money, but the obsession with luck and money leads to emotional and physical harm. Paul’s mother first describes luck as being the main source for money, much more than a steady income. She says, “‘We’re the poor members of the family’…‘Well—I suppose’; she said slowly and bitterly, ‘it’s because your father has no luck.’…‘It’s what causes you to have money. If you’re lucky you have money.’” (Lawrence 494). Both of Paul’s parents work, and the household should be getting enough income to support the family well, but she described her family as being poor. Luck here is believed as the only reason for the family’s financial struggle. The total dependency on luck for money puts off
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