• “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson
• “The Rocking-Horse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence
Also, make at least 1 of these elements of fiction the focus of your essay:
• Point of View
☹Fiction stories are usually invented☹ by their authors to try and express something to the other members of the society. ☹In most cases☹, authors want to express their views about several aspects of the society through writings. ☹To achieve this, they have to come up with stories☹ revealing the features they wanted to express.
☹Outline☹ ☹of the comparison and contrast☹ between “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson and “The Rocking-Horse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence
“The Lottery” was written by Shirley Jackson ☹1948 June☹ and published the same month. ☹It categorized to be one☹ of the best short stories in the American literature today. ☹The book talks about a small town☹ in ☹American which annually conducted an activity known as “the lottery”☹. “The Rocking-Horse, on the other hand, was written by D.H. Lawrence and was published in 1926. This story discusses the life of a woman who did not have luck ☹despite looking successful from outside view☹.
In “The Lottery” Shirley Jackson talks about the evils of blindly following a religion. He tries to show the society that they should know the importance of tradition before conducting it. On the other hand in “The Rocking-Horse” D.H. Lawrence talks about people’s inability to be satisfied in life. ☹This can be seen by a woman in the story being unable to be satisfied with anything despite people viewing her as being very lucky as she had married a handsome man and was doing well as an artist☹.
These short stories are ☹trying to show several things that affect the society☹. Analysis of these stories is ☹likely to reveal various solutions that can be used ☹to end many problems affecting people. Despite the different settings and themes of the two stories, have many similarities that make them ☹ideal for people to read☹.
Jackson, S. (2008). The lottery. Mankato, MN: Creative Education.
Lawrence, D. H. (2007). The rocking-horse winner. New York: Associated Educational Services Corporation.