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The Roles of Women in The Rocking Horse Winner

Summary: Reviews the novel The Rocking Horse Winner, by D.H Lawrence. Examines the depiction of women in the story. Focuses on the character of Hester and what the reader can determine about her personality through her behavior and body language.
The role of women and mothers in today's society is not only immense, but essential to humanity. Similarly, the importance of the woman in "The Rocking Horse Winner" cannot be ignored. Lawrence uses several techniques such as direct exposition, description of her behaviour, and dialogue to describe the woman's chief character traits.

First of all, Lawrence uses direct exposition to portray Hester. When the story starts, Hester's unloving character is observable as she felt that her children "had been thrust upon her, and she could not love them" (365). Her physical appearance, such as the "deep lines...into her face" is used to describe her egocentric personality. As Hester's maternal feelings show up for the first time, she finally "noticed how overwrought he [Paul] was" (376) as a result of the derby championships. Another example where the author shows her caring side when...

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