Barn Burning And Rocking Horse Winner

  • Comparison and Contrast Essay of “the Destructors” and “the Rocking-Horse Winner”

    within the stories of “The Destructors” by Graham Greene and “The Rocking-Horse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence. I will also point out the vast similarities in both of these short stories. It is my intention to show you the how these are centered around biblical truths. Both of these short stories are written by British authors, but in different eras. Each of these stories was written during post war periods. “The Rocking-Horse Winner” was written shortly after World War I and “The Destructors” after

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  • Rockign Horse Winner

    The short story, “Rocking-Horse Winner”, and the movie based on it contrast considerably. When the written story has ended the movie continues with ideas, which may not come from the author. Three major differences of the two are: the mother, the father, and the ending. In the movie the mother, Hester, is portrayed as a loving and self-sacrificing person. While in the short story she is exposed to be a cold-hearted, and greedy person. Another instance where the short story and movie differ is the

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  • Barn Burning Literary Analysis

    Jaleel Ritchwood Dr. Angela Elliot Introduction to Literary Analysis ENG1005A Breaking Free William Faulkner’s story “Barn Burning” seems just to be about an oppressive father and a son who is in the grips of that oppression. I think Faulkner explores at least one important philosophical question in this story where he asks at what point should a person make a choice between what his parent(s) and/or family believes and his own values? The main character and protagonist in this story is a

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  • Barn Burning

    Analysis of “Barn Burning” The main issue that arises in this short story is right versus wrong. Colonel Sartoris “Sarty” Snopes is a young man who feels the building pressure of his conscience, but extreme loyalty to his father. Sarty possesses a keen sense of right and wrong. The opening seen begins with his father, Abner Snopes, expecting his son to perjure himself. This would allow Abner to not be prosecuted for barn burning. He strongly believes in the kinship bond the “old fierce pull of

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  • The Rocking Horse Winner Comparison to the Tunnel Essay

    In the two short stories The Rocking Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence and Through the Tunnel by Dorris Lessing, both stories can be seen as a rite of passage because the main characters Jerry and Paul, illustrate a theme of having to break free in their lives to have a test of achievement. Both boys father’s are somewhat absent in the stories. This made the main characters strive to make their lives better. Jerry’s goal was to swim through the tunnel which ultimately almost leads him to his death.

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  • Barn Burning-Faulkner

    Nancy Wood Ms. Worthington Eng 102 Feb. 14th, 2013 Analysis Of Barn Burning-William Faulkner How is the setting in the Barn Burning southern? There are many things that prove this story is very southern and they are as follows: the use of the word N___er, reference “share cropping after the Civil War”, (The History Channel) a Nigro servant in what is plainly an Plantation like house, the father was in the war as an Confederate soldier, and several stereo typical southern references as well

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  • Rocking Horse Winner

    The Rocking-Horse Winner D.H. Lawrence There was a woman who was beautiful, who started with all the advantages, yet she had no luck. She married for love, and the love turned to dust. She had bonny children, yet she felt they had been thrust upon her, and she could not love them. They looked at her coldly, as if they were finding fault with her. And hurriedly she felt she must cover up some fault in herself. Yet what it was that she must cover up she never knew. Nevertheless, when her children

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  • The Rocking Horse Winner

    Certain individuals have a drive that can lead them to achieve what they desire most. In the Short story “The Rocking Horse Winner”, D.H Lawrence shows this through character motivation and symbolism. He furthers this using pursuit of desire, and how if you take it to a certain extent it can result in tragedy if the individual chooses not to conform. Paul wants to please his mother because his mother feels that there family has no luck, but Paul believes that he is lucky. Paul suddenly becomes

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  • Horses

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  • “Barn Burning”, a Series of Short Stories

    In William Faulkner’s story, “Barn Burning”, a young man, Colonel Sartoris, struggled with the relationship he had with his father and his own conscience.  Sarty, the young man, develop into an adult while dealing with the many crude actions and ways of Abner, his tyrannical father. Sarty was a puzzled youth faced with the decision of either going along with the views and actions of his morally challenged father or asserting his own morality and individuality by running away and leaving his family

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  • Rocking Horsewinner and the Destructor

    Dow 12 June 2013 English 102 The Rocking Horse Winners & The Destructors( Fiction) Graham Greene’s “The Destructors” and D. H. Lawrence’s “The Rocking Horse Winner”, are very different stories, but both contain similarities. “The Destructors” and “The Rocking Horse Winner” were both written by British authors . Both stories were written after a World War, so the living conditions were still

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  • Barn Burning

    Essay 1 A Strong Bond The theme in “Barn Burning” by William Faulkner revolved around the strong bond of a family. The main character has to make a decision between what is right and wrong. This drives a wedge between him and his family. The rest of the family believes that blood is thicker than water and that you should stick with your own kin. In the story the strong bond of a family causes conflicts within the main character. Faulkner starts “Barn Burning” with a view of a small courthouse

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  • The Destructors and the Rocking Horse Winner

    concluded? d. The effects of the reader III. The Rocking-Horse Winner e. Conflict of Paul vs his mother f. How did the conflict unfold and the characters affected. g. How are the conflicts resolved? Does the protagonist succeed in achieving their goals? h. The effects of the reader IV. Conclusion The conflict of The Destructors by Graham Greene and that of The Rocking-Horse Winner had some similarities and differences in regards to the conflict

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  • Barn Burning

    A Literary Analysis of “Barn Burning” In the beginning, “Barn Burning” appears to be a story about an oppressive father and his family, who seems to be caught up in his oppression. As you read further in to the story you find that the story is focused on a young son of a poor sharecropper, who has to struggle with his father’s arsonist tendencies which are destroying his families’ reputation and life style, while coming to terms with his own morality. The young son, whose name is Colonel Sartoris

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  • The Rocking Horse Winner - Research Essay

    Loneliness and Alienation The feeling of ‘loneliness and alienation’ is the most terrible emptiness of life. The Short story, “The Chrysanthemums” by John Stein back is about the woman protagonist Elisa Allen. In addition, in a single stanza haiku” The Strange Beautiful Woman” by Marylyn Nelson, is the poem about the woman in the mirror. Both women have intensive desire of the fulfillment in their life and struggling in their inadequate world to overcome the feeling of Loneliness and Alienation

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  • Comparison - Destructor and the Rocknig Horse Winner

    Graham Greene’s The Destructors and D. H. Lawrence The Rocking-Horse Winner B. Even though Green’s The Destructors and Lawrence’s The Rocking-Horse Winner address the same issue, Greene’s story treats the issue of a torrid life differently. II. MAIN BODY A. Setting 1. Graham Greene’s "The Destructors" a. London during post war era b. Area is left with a sense of constant gloominess 2. D. H. Lawrence "The Rocking-Horse Winner" a. London during post war era b. Home seems to be covered

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  • Barn Burning

    Barn Burning William Faulkner is concerned with the south and its problems with black slavery.   The issues in Barn Burning deal with the conflict between father and son.   The theme of this story focuses on justice.   The boy, Sarty, objects to his father burning barns and wants people to be treated fairly.   His father, Abner, believes his son should respect and support kin.   Abner thinks family is right no matter what.   Faulkner's intent is to show that choosing between one's own family and

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  • The Rocking Horse vs Lottery

    Professor ENGL 102-B54 LUO 3 February 2014 “The Lottery” vs. “The Rocking-Horse Winner” In “The Rocking-Horse Winner,” by D. H. Lawrence, and “The Lottery,” by Shirley Jackson, the two authors illustrate symbols and themes throughout their stories in which one common idea is present: perhaps winning is not always positive. “The Rocking-Horse Winner,” by D.H. Lawrence is a fictional story about a woman’s obsession for money and the lack of love and affection she shows to her family. Her

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  • Barn Burning

    Barn Burning William Faulkner is concerned with the south and its problems with black slavery. The issues in Barn Burning deal with the conflict between father and son. The theme of this story focuses on justice. The boy, Sarty, objects to his father burning barns and wants people to be treated fairly. His father, Abner, believes his son should respect and support kin. Abner thinks family is right no matter what. Faulkner's intent is to show that choosing between one's own family

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  • The Rocking Horse Winner

    Critical Analysis Paper “The Rocking Horse Winner” and “The Destructors” English 102 Spring 2010 Debbie Thompson 23066932 PO Box 3057 Lilburn, GA 30048 In D.H. Lawrence’s short story, “The Rocking Horse Winner”, and Graham Greene’s “The Destructors”, there are many truths to consider. Although these two stories are considerably different, the message is the same. Whether in a real life-like story “The Destructors” or a fantasy like “The Rocking Horse Winner”, one must scrutinize the

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  • Perfect Day for a Rocking Horse Winner

    “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” written by J.D. Salinger, and “The Rocking-Horse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence are two short stories which focus around protagonists who have decided that death is the only solution if they cannot reach their own unobtainable goals. The authors of the story, Salinger and Lawrence, share their own views on death through the depictions of the two main character’s actions. The two main characters are affected by women who are physically present but emotionally distant in

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  • The Barn

    The Barn It makes me smile as I drive up to the house and catch sight of the herd hanging out at the gate waiting for me, as I have been waiting for them. It has been hard day at work and I need the barn at the back of my property and the quiet that comes with it, a beautiful peace. Mistakenly, one would think that my retreat would include rest, freedom from toil. Oddly, muck buckets, scoops, bedding, and hay meet my temporal needs. The three horses that make the mess are my champions that have

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  • Little No Horse

    Townsend 1 Evelyn Townsend Professor Anne Vial Women in Literature 3 December 2012 A Contextual Analysis of the Spiritual and Sensual Significance of Flesh in The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse Following tradition is a monumental aspect of Catholicism. While young Catholics are encouraged to grow in faith, they are taught to be cautioned by anything that contradicts that specific form of faith. Anything that contradicts the traditions enforced by the Catholic

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  • Comparison of the Young Goodman Brown and the Rocking-Horse Wimmer

    Symbolism in The Young Goodman Brown and The Rocking-Horse Winner The battle between good and evil is as old as Satan’s rebellion against God and his being cast from heaven with his fellow fallen angels that the Bible tells about in the Book of Revelation chapter 12, verses 7-12. Writers of fiction have been using this struggle for just about that long. The short stories The Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and D.H. Lawrence’s The Rocking-Horse Winner illustrate the battle between good and

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  • “the Rocking-Horse Winner” and “the Lottery”

    through material things and then attempt to find it in material objects or through someone else or their defeat. Unfortunately at times, it comes to late or for the ultimate price, death, to realize what you may have or haven’t had. In “The Rocking-Horse Winner” and “The Lottery” depicts the value of life through being lucky, the lack of love and the ironic conclusion that nothing is more important than life itself. For example, Paul thought being lucky was the way that life was meant to be and

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  • Meaningless Tradition in "The Rocking Horse Winner"

    Meaningless Tradition and Family Relationships Ashley von der Burg Lauer ENG 102 September 8, 2014 Both “The Rocking-Horse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence and Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” demonstrate how social pressures and meaningless customs obscure values and destroy relationships within the family however, in “The Rocking-Horse Winner,” familial bonds are dissolved over a long period of time whereas the relationships in “The Lottery” are disregarded for only a short while once a year

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  • Rocking-Horse Winner

    shining modern rocking-horse, behind the smart doll's house, a voice would start whispering: "There must be more money! There must be more money!" And the children would stop playing, to listen for a moment. They would look into each other's eyes, to see if they had all heard. And each one saw in the eyes of the other two that they too had heard. "There must be more money! There must be more money!" It came whispering from the springs of the still-swaying rocking-horse, and even the horse, bending

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  • Horse

    Casework of HORSE VET, LLC Financial Accounting Graham School 4/11/15 Team members: Jiangyuan Sun (451935) Ye Yang (451931) Lina Chen (451886) 1 HORSE VET, LLC Statement of Cash Flows (for year ended December 31, 2012) Net Income Depreciation Change in: Increase in restricted cash Increase in Account receivable Decrease in Inventory Increase in Accounts payable Increase in Loan payable Increase in interest payable Decrease in Sales taxes payable Increase in unearned revenue Net

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  • The Rocking Horse Winner

    The Rocking Horse Winner The dramatic short story "The rocking horse winner," is about a young boy who desires to be loved by his mother. The author, D.H. Lawrence develops a theme that states, the desire for money and social status is a destructive force. The story is about a young boy named Paul who tries to win his mothers love by gambling for money. Paul has a supernatural power which he can commute with his rocking horse to find out the winning races. However, in the end Paul tries too hard

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  • Barn Burning

    Appearances can be deceiving in Edwin A. Robinson’s poem “Richard Cory” In my opinion the author is showing his readers that, people are always searching for something greater than what they have. There’s always something they’re unsatisfied with or don’t like about their life or themselves. People often look at others and want what they have. They secretly want to swap places with them. They also think others have it better than they do. Appearances are most often deceiving. People form

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  • Analytical Essay Barn Burning and Garden Party

    Lisette Palafox Dr. Doll Foundations of Story 11 May 2015 Growing into Consciousness Main characters Laura and Sarty have tragic flaws according to their social divisions that emerge as catalysts in their metamorphosis. “Barn Burning” by William Faulkner and “The Garden Party” by Katherine Mansfield challenge social boundaries with the main characters, Laura and Sarty. Laura, unlike the rest of the Sheridans, cares not only for the people in her circle, but for those not fortunate enough

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  • Winner

    Student’s essay A famous author once remarked that ” Winners never quit and quitters never win”. People who see their ideas through, however unpragmatic it may be considered by others are the ones who have truly made a difference. History is replete with examples of people who were perceived as crazy, illogical and even insane by laymen, yet when their ideas were sedulously worked upon, by the creator , day after day, combined with long hours of toil, the result was nothing, short of marvelous

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  • The Rocking-Horse Winner

    Name Professor Course 3/1/2015 The rocking-horse winner D.H. Lawrence’s “The Rocking-Horse Winner” is a short, tense story with a morbid ending. Throughout the piece, Lawrence often paints his characters as two-dimensional and unlikeable. Hester is portrayed in the story as hard, cold and lacking the ability to show love to her children. She speaks to the children with a certain bitterness that Lawrence never explains; we do not understand why Hester acts the way that she does, so we do

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  • Barn Burning

    2015 Power and Identity Between Sartoris and Aber Snopes In the story “Barn Burning”, the Snopes family is different than most due to two the main characters. This is a strong and powerful story leading to events that capture the reader’s attention. It is common in life that we all should look up to our parents to do the right thing, show compassion towards us and to take care of us. In William Faulkner’s story “Barn Burning” Abner Snopes tries to destroy his ten year-old son Sartoris’s freedom and

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  • Compare and Contrast Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" and D.H. Lawrence's "The Rocking Horse Winner"

    ‘The Rocking Horse Winner’ use personification, characterization, and symbolism, to develop the different themes contained in their short stories. I. Introduction a. A brief summary of the “The Lottery”, by Shirley Jackson b. A brief summary of the “The Rocking Horse Winner”, by D.H. Lawrence II. Overview of the use of, Personification, Characterization and Symbolism a. “The Rocking Horse Winner”, by D.H. Lawrence i. The personification employed in ‘The Rocking Horse Winner’

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  • The Rocking Horse Winner

    taken to the safe of Mr. Summers' coal company and locked up until Mr. Summers was ready to take it to the square next morning. The rest of the year, the box was put way, sometimes one place, sometimes another; it had spent one year in Mr. Graves's barn and another year underfoot in the post office. and sometimes it was set on a shelf in the Martin grocery and left there. There was a great deal of fussing to be done before Mr. Summers declared the lottery open. There were the lists to make up--of

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  • Mothers Handling Crisis in “the Lottery “ and “the Rocking-Horse Winner”

    Thesis Hester and Tessie, two mothers challenges and how they face them. Hester is from Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” and Tessie is from D. H. Lawrence’s “The Rocking-Horse Winner.” Outline 1. Becoming a better mother thru a crisis Hester shows that she can be a good mother Tessie cares more about herself 2. First impressions are misleading. Hester seems cold and uncaring Tessie is warm and light hearted 3. Motherly instincts

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  • Characterization in “the Rocking-Horse Winner” and “the Destructors"

    Characterization in “The Rocking-Horse Winner” and “The Destructors” English 102: Literature and Composition Fall B 2011 MLA Thesis Successfully forming your characters in fiction stories sets the basis for the story to unfold. In D.H Lawrence’s “The Rocking-Horse Winner” and Graham Greene’s “ The Destructors” we can picture the two main characters and their perspective roles in the stories. However, the way they are developed and their description, varies to some degree. Outline

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  • Theme, Dominant Element, Character, and Conflict in Barn Burning

    Theme, Dominant Element, Character, and Conflict in Barn Burning The story “Barn Burning” immediately begins in a small store in the year 1895. A young boy named Sarty is called to court to testify against his father. Sarty’s father, Abner Snopes has been accused of burning down a man’s barn. Sarty knows for a fact that his father is guilty of this crime. He is also aware that he will have to lie for his father. The judge comes to the conclusion that they are putting the young boy in a bad

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  • Barn Burning

    Barn Burning Although many political and economic changes took place following the civil war, it was very evident in William Faulkner’s Barn Burning that the impact on the social lives of the people living in the south were the most difficult to overcome. He utilizes the new tension between the social classes to create a compelling short story of a boy and his father, but more important, using the family to represent the change in society, the change between good and evil. The new social order

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  • The Rocking Horse Winner

    "The rocking horse winner" by D.H. Lawrence is a striking story about a 1. little boy, Paul who secretly rides his rocking horse to pick the winning horse in the various horse races that took place. After the beginning of the story, there is a short conversation between Paul and his mother about luck, and it was the conversation that started the whole dramatic episode which lead to Paul's death. The conversation between Paul and his mother, the phrase that is constantly heard in the house and the

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  • Healing Horses

    the bond between horses and humans. It acknowledges the potential for mental healing that can occur when a relationship is formed between the two species, among other benefits as well (Therapeutic). It involves equine activities organized and facilitated by a licensed mental health professional, often with the assistance of a horse professional. These activities are most often completed on the ground and include such things as grooming, feeding, haltering and leading the horse. During the therapy

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  • Barn Burning

    Professor Hanson English 101 21 September 2015 Engaging a Reader Using Diverse Major Characters Writers often use a vast array of characters in order to engage the reader into a story. This is also the case in “Barn Burning” by William Faulkner. Faulkner’s two major characters in “Barn Burning,” could easily fall into the categories dynamic, round, static and flat characters. Although Faulkner has several minor characters that add to the story as well, we will only be taking a look at his two major

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  • The Rocking Horse Winner Comprehension Strategies/Formalism

    To gain insight as a skilled reader, I have thoroughly analyzed the short story, The Rocking-horse Winner, by using comprehension strategies that have helped increase my understanding of a writing piece. The first comprehension strategy I used, was to list what I already know from the topic, to grasp new information easily. What intrigued me most, was the title of the story, and the author's name. I have heard several things about the poet, his most famous topics consisted of human health, vitality

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  • The Rocking Horse Winner

    The Rocking Horse Winner Direct Characterization Essay Block 1 4/25/12 “The Rocking Horse Winning” Characterizing a character is basically observing a characters speech, thoughts, actions (during certain events), and looks. This is called indirect characterization, but direct characterization deals the characters personality in a story. Doing this will give you a better sense of how the character is intertwined into the story and how they are related to the

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  • Analysis of Rocking Hourse

    bring in the money. He rides his rocking horse until the name of the winner of the race comes to mind and then he gambles through the assistance of the gardener, Bassett. Unfortunately, the stress of trying to support the family’s money and happiness drove Paul to his deathbed. Right as he won a ton of money, he passed away. Paul is an innocent child who gambled to keep his family lucky. He is an intelligent child who somehow could accurately figure the winners of races. Surprisingly, no one ever

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  • Horses

    ARISING OUT OF OR BEING CONNECTED IN ANY WAY WITH THE BOARDING OF SAID HORSE(S), EXCEPT IN THE EVENT OF NEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF STABLE, ITS AGENTS, AND/OR EMPLOYEES. This includes, but is not limited to, any personal injury or disability the horse Owner, or Owner's guest, may receive on Stable's premises. The Owner fully understands that Stable does not carry any insurance on any horse(s) not owned by it for boarding or for any other purposes, whether public liability, accidental injury, theft

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  • The Rocking-Horse Winner

    | The Rocking-Horse Winner | Lust for materials objects, a stylish living, and money can become an obsession in life if one chooses this lifestyle. D.H. Lawrence’s story, “The Rocking-Horse Winner” possesses lust of things throughout the story. The obsessions in the story affects a woman named Hester and then she passes the obsession on to her son, Paul. Part of their obsession is to know if they are lucky people in life or if they are unlucky. Being lucky is just the beginning of Paul’s

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  • The Rocking-Horse Winner

    Lynnette BollingerCohort AA34ABProfessor Cynthia M. Howell, Ph.D.September 20, 2010 | The Rocking-Horse Winner | Lust for materials objects, a stylish living, and money can become an obsession in life if one chooses this lifestyle. D.H. Lawrence’s story, “The Rocking-Horse Winner” possesses lust of things throughout the story. The obsessions in the story affects a woman named Hester and then she passes the obsession on to her son, Paul. Part of their obsession is to know if they are lucky

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  • Burning Man

    wouldn’t go when the tickets sold out and people started hawking them for thrice the price. Even if I could have afforded it, I refused to pay more than ticket price as making money by scalping tickets goes against the basic gifting-economy premise of Burning Man and I did not want to contribute to the demise of such beauty for my own desire to party. Theoretically I was fine with the idea of missing it and even relishing the convenience of extra time for planning out my September California silk-selling

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