Comparing The Lottery, By Shirley Jackson And The Most Dangerous Game, By Richard Connell

1500 words - 6 pages

The purpose of this paper will be the comparing and contrasting of two short stories previously read and interpreted by the writer. The two stories chosen were “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, and “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell. These two stories seem to have nothing in common, as they have two separate meanings in two separate eras. However, the moral of each story draws similarity, the author’s paints a picture to keep the audience open minded therefore connecting them in distinct ways.

I. Introduction

Congratulate the authors on their short stories Thesis statement

II. Brief Summary Thorough summary of both short stories Pin point and explain specific moments that coincide with both stories similarities

III. Compare (conflict)

Moral of the stories; (what the author attempts to portray to the audience) Convey how the author tried to reach the audience

Explain how the conflicts build tension

IV. Contrast (setting)

Explain the era of both stories Year and how the story correlates to the time Settings Show if the settings make the stories believable or credible - Island of most dangerous game/How the island was a course to hunt - The mystery of the lottery setting, the misdirection the author gives the audience to help bring a better picture to the conclusion Explain how the characters were influenced by their setting How the main character of the most dangerous game adapts to survive off the island.
(The lottery) how the characters compromise to the environment

IIV. Conclusion Overview of the compare/contrast Compare my thesis to what we have discuss

Looking At the Bigger Picture (The most Dangerous Game Vs. The Lottery)

First off, I would like to congratulate Richard Connell and Shirley Jackson on a well-rounded short story. These fiction stories were amazing, and gave the audience food-for-thought as they concluded. The purpose of this paper will be the comparing and contrasting of two short stories previously read and interpreted by the writer. The two stories chosen were “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, and “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell. These two stories seem to have nothing in common, as they have two separate meanings in two separate eras. However, the moral of each story draws similarity, the author’s paints a picture to keep the audience open minded therefore connecting them in distinct ways.

Let us talk about the lottery by Shirley Jackson. The plot is not hard to understand, yet the story leaves the audience clueless until the very end. It talks about how the women and children are gathering up stones, and meeting together in the town square. Then there is the actually lottery, were the drawings of a ticket by a villager. Just like a lottery this person is responsible to receive there “winnings”. After everyone, raffles out there sheet of paper, there is a ritual performed were families gather. Then the family members have to draw their numbers. Finally, Tess...

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