A Comparison OfThe Lottery, The Necklace, And Hills Like White Elephant?

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Heraclitus once said, “ If you do not expect the unexpected you will not find it, for it is not to be headed by search or trail.” This quotation means one cannot already know what is going to happen in the future before it happens already because it will not be as surprising and unexpected not knowing. This quotation relates to the stories read because many of them are unpredictable, and surprising. As stated, “ First, there is a dead body that is ruled a homicide. Then, there is an investigation. Then, there is an indictment. Then, there is a trial. Then, there is a complication of some sort . Then, there is a key confrontation between the prosecutor and the witness. This confrontation leads to the verdict. Finally, the epilogue occurs, where the main characters make some sort of commentary on the moral aspect of the case. It is predicable because we know the pattern. It is satisfying because we know that justice is served.” Throughout this semester many of the stories read are unpredictable, and surprising. The story The Lottery, The Necklace, and Hills Like White Elephant, are similar because they are all unpredictable whiles reading them. The story The Lottery, written by Shirley Jackson is about a drawing that takes place in a small town in New England, if someone is selected by there ticket then are hit with stones and killed. Many people in reality find it good if someone wins the lottery because it brings happiness and wealth, but this story is unpredictable

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