Comparing The Rocking Horse Winner And Young Goodman Brown

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Compare and Contrast the Major Themes of Two Stories
The two stories illustrated in Kennedy and Gioia (2013), “The Rocking Horse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence (p. 234-245), and “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne (p. 90-99) share similarities and differences that sway the reader in different ways. The focus of this essay is to compare and contrast the themes of these two stories. D.H. Lawrence’s “The Rocking Horse Winner” establishes the main character is a young boy known as Master Paul. Master Paul associates his mother’s love with money and is willing to wager and take risk on his life for mom although she does not love him or any of his siblings. The story’s sarcasm relates to living in a materialistic world, the love of money