Both Paul and Rainstorm have a heart of passion and perseverance to succeed. Although Paul an impressionable young boy and Rainstorm an experienced young man; the two characters share an innate ability to persevere what could be perceived as curse rather than gift. Paul and Rainstorm endure through trying situations with outcomes on very diverse spectrums of the range of life. I. Characteristics: Paul-young boy, eager to please, needs mothers love, black haired, blue fiery eyes, unmovable In his path Rainstorm- World War I veteran, avid hunter, reasonable, eighties full of vigor, experienced In life.
II. Irony: Rainstorm becomes the hunted while on a trip to a hunt -Dangerous Game Paul trying The rocking horse still in a corner Paul riding wildly -Rocking-Horse The blood-warm waters of the Caribbean Sea-Dangerous game ‘V. Symbolic Nature: Jaguars feeling fear-Dangerous game The house whispering “There must be more money’-Rocking-Horse V. Summary: Paul succeeds in his search for money but loses his life Rainstorm succeeds in winning the hunt but has to commit murder.
In D. H. Lawrence “The Rocking-Horse Winner” and Richard Counsel’s “The Most
Dangerous Game”, the reader is given insight into the lives of two males: Ganger Rainstorm in Most Dangerous Game, Paul, in Rocking-Horse. Equally Lawrence and Connell are wickedly clever in their details, characteristics, irony, imagery and symbolic nature, as to enable the reader to feel the protagonist’s emotional turmoil as it unravels. Both Paul and Rainstorm have a heart of passion and perseverance to young man; the two characters share an innate ability to persevere that could be situations with outcomes on very diverse spectrums of the range of life. In “The Rocking-Horse Winner,” D.
H. Lawrence depicts a young boy Paul who is eager to please his mother’s insatiable appetite for materialistic things; in doing so it endangers his well-being both mentally and physically. Paul also hungers for his mother’s affection. When Paul confronts his mother about being poor she responds by an accusatory remark, “It’s because your father has no luck” (Lawrence 366; chi. 10). The boy understands very well after a few moments of conversation that luck to his mother, means money. Paul tells his mother, “I’m a lucky person”, which she took flippantly (Lawrence 367; Chi. 0). Offended by her seemingly blatant disbelief, Paul tarts to demonstrate an unmovable path to win his mother’s love and prove he could satisfy the whispering in the house, “There must be more money’ (Lawrence 366; Chi. 5). In comparison to the character of Paul in Lawrence story let’s transition to Ganger Rainstorm in Richard Connelly, “The Most Dangerous Game”, the similarities of Paul-Rocking-Horse, and Rainstorm-Dangerous Game, are quite amazing. Rainstorm an avid hunter and WI veteran has an uncanny passion for hunting and is an extremely unwavering, righteous man.
Connell depicts Rainstorm as an experienced caring man with an uncanny eye. By painting Rainstorm as a WI survivor Connell shows the reader a compassionate, indomitable hero with great regard and respect for life. The reader catches a glimpse of this unwavering determination in the beginning of the story. While in route too hunting expedition for Jaguars, Rainstorm heard gun shots from Ship-Trap Island, while investigating from the railing he was unexpectedly thrown from the Yacht in the middle of the night.
Rainstorm keeping his calm purpose sheds his clothing and counts each stroke as to retain enough energy to stay afloat; only later to find that his determination for survival in the load- warm waters of the Caribbean Sea would not cease upon his arrival upon the island (Connell 2). In identifying the irony, imagery and symbolic nature used by Connell in “The Most Dangerous Game”, the reader must first consume the purpose the fear of being hunted; “…. We should have some good hunting up the Amazon.
Great sport, hunting” said Whitney (Connell 1). “The best sport in the world,” agreed Rainstorm. “For the hunter,” amended Whitney. “Not for the Jaguar” (Connell 1). The conversations continue but with no prevail. Rainstorm does not believe that Jaguars eve understanding of anything, but according to Connell Jaguars understand one thing and that one thing is-fear…. “The fear of pain and the fear of death. ” (1). Rainstorm of course believes that there are only two classes of people in the world-“the hunters and the hunters” (Connell).
Rainstorm believes himself to be lucky, for he is the hunter. (Connell). When Rainstorm finds himself on Ship-Trap Island being hunted by General Croft, antagonist, it is he who fears and has become the hunted. Now turning to the irony, imagery and symbolic nature portrayed in “The Rocking-Horse Winner” by D. H. Lawrence, image of the rocking-horse “… Rather shabby stood in an arrested stance…. ‘ in the corner of the room, reveals a realistic view of waiting in time to get there (373; Chi. 205).
The irony of Paul riding his stationary toy rocking-horse wildly and fiercely in pursuit of what he believes to be luck and as the story unfolds Lawrence delivers dramatic and traumatic circumstances from Paul learning the derby winner’s name, “Malabar”, as he feverishly rides his rocking-horse only to find himself plunging unconsciously to the floor. At that very moment the ultimate irony and symbolism is delivered by Connell, to only does Paul achieve the ability to be “lucky’ with his horse, thus gaining the belief, affection and loving concern that was so desired.
Paul had ridden through perseverance and sheer determination to what some may believe the ultimate form of UN-lucky, his own death. The two authors, Collins and Lawrence seem to have a realistic understanding of determination and perseverance through the diction of their stories, do both authors portray it in a realistic approach, no. Collins does an inexplicably brilliant Job of unraveling the perseverance of survival in somewhat elastic terms in “The Most Dangerous Game”, by revealing Raindrop’s ability to overcome the transition from hunter of exotic animals, to Rainstorm himself becoming the hunted. This world is made up of two classes, the hunter and the hunted” (Collins peg. 1). Rainstorm had to kill or be killed by General Zachary, putting Raindrop’s love for human life aside, his perseverance conquered ending in Carhop’s death. Lawrence delivers quite the unbelievable side of perseverance in “The Rocking-Horse Winner”, the young boy Paul who rides a rocking-horse “to get there” o feverishly that he ends with the most unlucky demise, death.
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