"The Horse Dealer's Daughter" by D. H. Lawrence describes the function of woman in society. Mabel struggles to live her life because of her three verbally obnoxious brothers. In addition, suicide and love play an important role in the story. When Mabel tries to commit suicide, her life changes. She falls in love with a doctor which helps her to forget the miserable instants with her brothers. Similarly, love makes life for Mabel more exciting
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over and over that he wants and loves her.(p516) Thus, by saying these words, Mabel becomes more scared of that than of Jack not wanting her.
The ending of the story is problematic because the doctor and Mabel do not really love each other. Their love does not last and they both cannot convince themselves to fall in love. They are shameful and have low self esteem. Therefore, their relationship was not very successful.