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Racing Essay Examples

Pros and cons of horse racing

...The weakening of the breed has aroused a lot of controversy over whether or not horse racing should continue due to this issue. In the end there are both pros and cons to whether or not horse racing should be banned. Horse racing contributes an incredible amount of money worldwide and produces multiple job opportunities as well as business in local shops. It also brings in tourism to the track and surrounding areas which can help great deal of money also. Horse racing also has a large issue with...

Analysis of the Rocking Horse Winner

...Either by luck or by judgement, Paul actually starts to win money and hopes it will make his mother happy. What he doesn't realise is that she is the sort of person whose appetite will simply grow and whose discontent is of her own making. The need for money just balloons out of control and family members start to put pressure on him. The strain of duty, loyalty, responsibility, guilt, repression and denial of affection and reward becomes so unbearable that he rides his rocking horse so madly th...

The Rocking Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence

...In summary, the desire for money and social status on the part of Paul’s mother, Hester, ends up in taking Pau’s life. The author, D.H. Lawrence reveals the theme exceedingly well through the use of relations between the engraved characters and the symbolic inferences. Paul in the end receives the attention and love which he longs for, but unfortunately his mother realizes this too late. The author in the end succeeds in revealing the theme which makes this a well-developed short story about...

Analysis Rocking-Horse Winner

...Conflict is brought upon the main character, Paul by his mother relating to the fact that the family does not have enough money for what they desire. Her desire for more financial wealth lies at core of all the conflict that happens in the story itself. Paul is the one that is trying to resolve this issue by using his special power of prediction. This story as a whole is a closed plot. Paul eventually ends up dying at the end with his final hurrah of “Malabar”, making the story have a defini...

Sherwood Anderson's "I Want To Know Why"

...Idealistically, horses are considered beautiful and majestic animals. In contrast, a racetrack is a dirty, seedy establishment, consumed by the greed and desperation of men either making or losing money. In our narrator's innocent and pure love for thoroughbred horses, he has encountered an aspect of adulthood he is not yet ready to accept. Perhaps he will once again recapture his love for these animals but it is doubtful that he will ever view a horse track or its immediate surroundings in the...

A Day at the Circus Maximus

...There were also around 24 races a day which meant there was a lot happening in a day and many people would stay for the day. The charioteers were split into four teams, the whites, the reds, the greens and the blues. This made the races more fun because you went to support your team rather than just watch the races. This also led to betting and many people would come just to bet on the different teams. To conclude there are a lot of reasons for coming to the races and the danger of the races isn...

A Competition I Have Participated In

...The competition was very active. After one competitor had finished, the applause was very loud. All of the competitors were welled-trained and very smart. Their presentations were very interesting and everyone cannot help listening to it. At that time, my turn fell on and I went onto the stage. I drew lots and my title was “ how will youth overcome the challenge of knowledge age”. It was my best preparation. When I was presenting my topic, everyone was quiet and listening. I was very gracefu...

Seabiscuit And Red Pollard Comparison

...I think that when we feel alone, sometimes we need support, something or someone that give us hope to keep going using this as an example. In the case of Seabiscuit and “Red” they were the support for the other when they met, they were soul mates because they had had the same behavior and also they had the same dream the same goal in life. They were fighters and for them, nothing was impossible. That is why society saw in them the hope and the example to success in the most obscure moment of...

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