Fiction Essay

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English 102 B43– Literature and Composition
Spring 2014 Term A
Jessica Jack, Student ID#25840627
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Compare and Contrast Short Story Fiction Essay

Jessica Jack
Liberty University
English 102-B43

Outline for Compare and Contrast Essay
Thesis:
“The Rocking-Horse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence and “The Lottery”, by Shirley Jackson provide two contrasting uses of Setting in a short story which accentuate the importance of the element in a story. One author has the ability to distract the reader, while the other author creates the structure of the story. 1. Introduction a. A brief summary of the “The Lottery”, by Shirley Jackson b. A brief summary of the “ The Rocking-Horse Winner’, by D.H. Lawrence 2.
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b. On the other hand, D.H. Lawrence uses the setting to vividly draw in the audience. Allowing the audience to partake in the story. c. Reinstate the Thesis Statement. Through the compare and contrast of these short stories, we witness the importance of the functioning use of a setting.

The setting in any story creates an atmosphere where the audience can be drawn in. An author may choose to use the setting of a story to allow the audience a detailed visual or the setting may be used to distract the reader. Setting is a very important aspect in any story and that is very true in the two short stories that are about to be shared. “The Lottery”, by Shirley Jackson and “The Rocking-Horse Winner”, by D.H. Lawrence provide two contrasting uses of Setting in a short story which accentuate the importance of the element in a story. One author has the ability to distract the reader, while the other author creates the structure of the story. “The Lottery” is a short story about an event that takes place annually in a small town in New England; it is not a lottery for money but that of death. In short, it is a lottery for stoning a member of the town. The people of the town gather at a designated area and perform a customary gesture that has seemed to be going on for years. The people of the town are almost joyful, and have a blissful attitude while they sort through the process, and once a member is identified,

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