Essay Comparing The Lottery And The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas

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By using the idea of sacrifice, Authors ‘Shirley Jackson’ and ‘Ursula LeGuin’ both express how an act of sacrifice can determine the fate of another human’s life, and how one’s sacrifice can affect another person’s life in the short stories ‘The Lottery’ and ‘The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas’. The authors both use similar writing techniques, but the morals of the societies are different. In the short stories “The Lottery” and “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” you have two communities that both seem to be the perfect society in a way. “The Lottery” has an opening feel of kids playing and a big huge festival where everyone is having a good time. While In “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” shows the perfect society where everything is good and no one has any hard times. While the outside if these epics seem very perfect they both hide a dark secret that some people have no problem living with them while others realize that the world that their living in isn’t right. Some a little too late. The idea of the stories are similar when it comes to the idea of sacrifice and the style that they are written in. One of the main…show more content…
Sacrifice. The idea of a person carrying everyone else’s suffering for one’s own personal happiness is not only a sacrifice of that child’s life but you have now sacrificed you integrity and the morals you have as a human being. In ‘The Lottery’ The whole village sacrifices an innocent human every year for the hope of a good crop season. So now you have sacrificed a human’s life, their families life, and they way they have to go on without them now. All for something that’s not even guaranteed. That was a waste of a well deserved life and it teaches us a valuable lesson. Never under appreciate the things that you have because things could be totally different and it could be too late to realize the changes that needed to be made in your
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