Compare And Contrast The Lottery And The Rocking Horse Winner

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The stories The Lottery by Shirley Jackson and The Rocking-Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence share similarities in their stories. The difference is based on the three major areas in examining any story which are the character, plot, and setting. In general, the atmosphere is configured so that readers are attracted to fiction. A brief prose tale that can be read in one sitting, usually plot function as the driving force. The writer allows the reader to have a complete view of the story, based on the configuration. It can be used to divert the reader. It can also be indicated that the configuration is an important feature in short stories. Both authors used symbols to support reading. These symbols will help readers have a better understanding of the story. However, both stories are different, regarding having love and the absence of love. A perfect day for the lottery took place on June 26th. The people that…show more content…
Also, the story ends with some casting of the first stone and Jackson (1948) prefers to leave the gruesome details to the reader’s imagination. Nevertheless, in The Rocking-Horse Winner story, after Paul’s mother learns where her money comes from, the boy claims to be lucky, but sadly he died soon afterward. Oscar tells his sister “My God, Hester, you’re eighty-odd thousand to the good and a poor devil of a son to the bad. But, poor devil, poor devil, he’s best gone out of a life where he rides his rocking-horse to find a winner.” (Lawrence, 1933, p. 310). When you are lucky, this does not mean that people are fortunate economically. The chance of luck is to let things flow without imposing control over them and the situation. In The Rocking-Horse Winner, Paul 's mother gives the impression that to believe in luck is to have money in abundance, and when you do not have money, it is because you do not have

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