Comparisons of “The Lottery” and “Rocking Horse Winner” I. Introduction The composition works of "The Lottery", by Shirley Jackson and "The Rocking Horse Winner" by D.L. Lawrence are two refinement stories and they have much resemblance. In "the Lottery", we find Tess among various diverse villagers went to a gathering event, she is disappointed and begun disgruntlement. In "The Rocking Horse Winner", we see Paul being driven by selfishness as well and he aimed to jump ahead of God to make him successful.
This statement occurs after Paul makes a shocking ten thousand on Lively Spark in the Leger race. When Paul tells Uncle Oscar that he made this money to give to his mother, he makes his Uncle Oscar promise that he will not let his mother know it was he who is providing her with this money. The number of people that actually know about Paul’s somewhat unhealthy obsession also shows how important it really is to Paul to keep this secret and how much of a trusting person he is. At the beginning of the story, Bassett, the family’s gardener, is the only one who knows about Paul putting money on horses. When Paul’s Uncle Oscar discovers his love of horse racing; however, he is then let in on the huge secret.
Ironweed shares Francis Phelan’s daunting experience during events set during the Great Depression. Francis Phelan, a washed up baseball player that turns into an alcoholic after the accidental death of his younger son Gerald (XX). The consequences of these events result in Francis, fleeing home, working at a graveyard, reconciling with ghosts and witnessing the death of his two friends and lover before his eyes. Francis turned away from his family and all that loved him most. Depressed and desolated, while perfecting the art of forgetting his past struggles; guilt and alcohol are all that remained in his life.
Virgil is a metaphor of Jesus who comes to rescue us from the dark place of sin and damnation to a life of victory in him. God was moved with compassion for mankind and sent his son Jesus to die for the sins of the world. Contrary to the way the world views heroism Dante displays heroic behavior when he realized that despite his own sense of unworthiness he needed God to be victorious. The Christian view of heroism is unlike the classical view because a depend totally on God to deliver and rescue us from our circumstances and sin. The Bible says, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23, New International Version).” Dante’s expression is that despite our sinful ways God is willing and able to deliver us.
The first time reading through a poem, literary devices such as symbolism, figurative language, hyperboles or oxymorons can throw a reader off. However, after the reader analyzes and truly understands the poem, these devices can add more depth and understanding, allowing the readers to see deeper inside the poet’s mind. In his poem, ‘The Broken Heart’, John Donne incorporates specific devices to portray that love is an all-consuming, vicious monster that can ruin you. In ‘The Broken Heart’, John Donne’s descriptive vocabulary, explaining the way the speaker’s heart was shattered beyond repair, forces the reader to imagine his or her heart as splintered or crushed as Donne’s. In other words, Donne uses rich imagery to add tangibility to his piece and aide the reader in accurately picturing what’s being discussed.
The son, Paul, tried his luck and started betting on horses in the derby.He found out that he was lucky when he started winning in the bets making over a thousand pounds each race. He told his secret to his Uncle Oscar and the family gardener, Bassett. The three of them partnered up and won a lot of races. After a few loses, Paul realized that when he rocking the rocking-horse was his source of luck and died after he won the last derby. There are a lot of themes that can be featured in the short story,”The Rocking-Horse Winner”, but I would like to focus on the greediness of people.
I. Introduction The composition works of "The Lottery", by Shirley Jackson and "The Rocking Horse Winner" by D.L. Lawrence are two refinement stories and they have much resemblance. In "the Lottery", we find Tess among various diverse villagers went to a gathering event, she is disappointed and begun disgruntlement. In "The Rocking Horse Winner", we see Paul being driven by selfishness as well and he aimed to jump ahead of God to make him successful.
Dimmesdale is a hypocritical reverend that does not confess his sin, and Chillingworth who is the knowledgeable physician, does not treat his patient. As a result of his actions, the Clergyman’s health rapidly declined until the end where he was brought to the scaffold to ,“die this death of triumphant ignominy before the people!”(Hawthorne 383). This may seem like a strange story now but when studied and compared to the writing era it originated from, all aspects of Romanticism fit. Each main character in the story has their own unique personality full of conflicting thoughts and complex emotions. Every time Dimmesdale clenched his chest in pain or wallowed in self-pity, he did not feel only one thing, but felt several.
Macbeth also uses a cold tone that is conveyed when he says “ She should have died hereafter.”(V, 5 ,17) This allows the audience to see how disconnected Macbeth is because Macbeth feels that everyone is similar and life is now just pulling him along until his fatal fall. Macbeth feels like he will now run out of time just like Lady Macbeth. Finally, Shakespeare uses depressing diction such as “petty”(V, 5, 20), “fools”(V, 5, 22) and “dusty.”(V, 5, 23) This shows how low Macbeth views life and people as a whole. Macbeth feels angry that he will die with disappointment of how his life ended, unfulfilled. Shakespeare uses depressing diction to have the audience feel the dragging pace of macbeth’s downfall and creating a depressing part of his
Evaluating Tybalt’s quote, the irrational problems caused from the two families is well displayed, and near the end, the prince who in this whole novel was trying to find peace, states “Where be these enemies? Capulet! Montague! See, what a scourge is laid upon your hate, That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love.”(5.3, L301) Interpreting this quote, the Prince talks about heaven. which in context is connected to god.