Compare And Contrast Once Upon

"Compare and Contrast "Once Upon a Time" and "The Rocking Horse Winner"
There are similarities and differences between Nadine Gordimer's "Once Upon a Time" and D. H. Lawrence's "The Rocking Horse Winner." Both works take the reader on an emotional journey that deliver a social message with an impact. The authors' investigate fear, a mother/child relationship as well as the death of a child. The plot, character development, foreshadowing, and repetition are also worthy topics for evaluation.
The social message Ms. Gordimer tackles is that you cannot protect yourself from the evils of society. Because of their fears, the family in the story invites horror to their dwelling through an ...

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his mother. Fear, in this story, resides in the boy's mind, as he struggles to prove his luck to his mother. His mother equates luck to money, henceforth, driving the child to accumulate money and in his mind become lucky. The mother's assumptions push the boy to the brink and beyond in an effort to determine which horse will win the race.
The two mothers in the stories view their roles in child rearing quite differently, unfortunately yielding the same results. The authors reveal that even the best of intentions can have disastrous results. In "Once Upon a Time" the doting mother attempts to insulate the child from the outside world and provide for his every need. Failing to heed the warnings, the mother insists on intensifying security measures - all in the name of safety. She briefly evaluates the risk of such primal defense measures but deems them necessary to protect her descendant. The youth's demise demonstrates the error in her logic.
Quite the reverse is true in ...

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