Rocking Horse Winner

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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. Both short stories are extraordinary stories that remind us, you cannot make all people happy, nor satisfy with outcome. Selfishness actuates confusion and it will take an individual on a road that prompts accomplishing terrible consequences.
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The parallel in “The Lottery” and “The Rocking Horse Winner”, establish an understanding about their topics; yet two short stories are different, one illustrates admiration and other uncovers detestation. T. Bailey, an American Literature and Culture instructor gives us some canny comprehension, “The scapegoating line of interpretation associates the stoning of a victim with the ancient Hebrew tradition of choosing a scapegoat to carry off the sins of the community at large and is often seen as a statement about man 's inhumanity to man. Brooks and Warren (1971:74), for instance, cite the story as a tale about the "all-too-human tendency to seize upon a scapegoat", while others go back to Jackson 's own statement about the story shortly after publication that "I suppose, I hoped, by setting a particularly brutal ancient rite in the present and in my own village to shock the story 's readers with a graphic dramatization of the pointless violence and general inhumanity in their own lives ”. These two stories make me to reflect on the story of the scapegoat shared in Leviticus 16:10, “…the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the Lord, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness”. Jesus our substitute who borne our sins and made full payment for the sins of humanity; in that small
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