Compare And Contrast The Lottery And A Secret For Two Short Story

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One can be blind in the eye or by the heart… “A Secret For Two” by Quentin Reynolds is about a secret shared between a blind man and his only true friend, Joseph. On the other hand, “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson is a warning to humans that violence can happen very often and can be committed by the most ordinary people. A Secret for two and the lottery both uses foreshadowing and suspense to keep the reader on the edge, and share a similarity in language. However, these two stories have a significant differ in mood expressed using different details. First of all, “A Secret For Two” is about a hard working old man Pierre that is blind and works in a milk factory alongside with his horse for a very long period. Although he is disabled with blindness, he completes his work everyday with help from his horse. Therefore, this story teaches us that the relationship they had is the most valuable thing in the whole world, they’ve been there for each other when needed, and truly trusted and rely on each other. In addition, this story is told in a very serious tone. Jack said, "Pierre, your horse, Joseph, didn't wake…show more content…
First of all, one can sense suspense by the title of the two short stories that something is going to happen very soon. “The Lottery” and “A Secret For Two”, the winner of the lottery and the secret shared between the main characters all unknown. Therefore, the authors use this anxiety and excitement as a hook for the readers and keep them continue reading. Moreover, both of the authors used foreshadowing. The author of “A Secret For Two” states that, “Why, a blind man could deliver my milk with Joseph pulling the wagon." (1) This shows that Pierre might be blind. Similarly, there are also a few foreshadowing like how the boys “made a great pile of stones in one corner of the square and guarded it against the raids of the other boys” (1) that indicates the shocking change in the
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