Literary analysis on “The Rocking Horse Winner”

Literary analysis on “The Rocking Horse Winner”

Write a a literary analysis of either “The Rocking Horse Winner” or “The Horse Dealer’s Daughter,” using one of the prompts below. Choose one text and one prompt for your paper. “The Horse Dealer’s Daughter” – Analyzing Lawrence’s characterization of Jack and Mabel as well as the descriptions of their encounters, interpret how Lawrence represents the value and nature of love through the characters, both individually and together. -Considering the story in it’s entirety, analyze the theme of the woman figure, here Mabel, as being a powerful force under which Jack is spellbound; further the analysis with an in depth interpretation of their meetings, focusing on the final scene with Jack and Mabel. “The Rocking Horse Winner” -Analyze the mother and son relationship in the story, focusing on an interpretation of the mother’s lack of love for her son, Paul. Consider why the mother lacks love for Paul, and her other children, as well as the circumstances under which she lives and how lack of love shapes Paul’s life. -Analyze the portrayal of the desire for material wealth and economic status in the family, as well as greed and, possibly, contrasting that with Paul’s generosity. -Analyze the literary elements and characterizations of the story that may translate as a modern fairy tale and / or a modern myth.