D. H. Lawrence Writing Styles in The Rocking-Horse Winner

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Point of View

The author tells the story from the third-person and omniscient point of view, meaning we get the point of view of more than one character. In the Rocking Horse Winner, the reader is privvy to the point of view of both Paul and Paul's mother.

In this regard, it is interesting that the author develops Paul's mother's character far more than Paul's. From the beginning, the reader knows that she is a beautiful woman from a rich family who married for love. Unfortunately, she fell out of love and because of that found it difficult to love her children.

However, this information in context of the story, like the mother's character, is very superficial. In the beginning, the mother never lets us into her internal world and though we know she is bitter, - on page two, she consistently answers her son's question in a bitter...

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