The Rocking-Horse Winner Setting & Symbolism

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The Rocking Horse

Paul rides the rocking horse to find out the winners of the horse races. The horse has a power over him. As he rides it, he looks very intense and to his sisters, very scary.

Paul's Blue Eyes

The author refers to Paul's blue eyes throughout the story. At the beginning, he calls them uncanny and towards the end, he compares them to stones.

The House

The house whispers to Paul and his sisters that it is short of money. Yet when Paul's mother uses money to refurbish the house, the house insists it needs more.

The Horse Track

Uncle Oscar takes Paul to his first race the Lincoln horse track.

The Horses

Paul predicts the following two horses as winners: Daffodil and Malabar. They win him a total of 80,000 pounds.

Richmond Park

Uncle Oscar takes Paul and Barrett to Richmond Park to talk about...

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