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Comparing The Lottery by Shirley Jackson and The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell

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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.

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

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 aut...

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...he comparison of the stories they were only link into how the author was portraying the stories to the audience. On the other hand, the differences are quite evident, and a lot more visible while reading both stories. The lottery ended in death giving the town no hope of change no hope of the villagers being better people. While Rainsford is a survivor and now maybe a man with different views of hunting. In the most dangerous game, after being hunted for three days and adapting to the jungle, Rainsford arrives back at the home of Zaroff. When Zaroff turns on his bedroom light, he is shocked to find Rainsford concealed in the curtains of the bed. Before they fight, Zaroff states that the dogs will eat one of them that night while the other will sleep in the comfortable bed. Rainsford later concludes that he has never slept in a more comfortable bed.

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