Shirley Jackson Vs The Lottery

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The reason I like to read is I like to imagine other worlds, get taken to places far away, and to get my mind off my own personal demons. So to me, the element I like the most in a work is the setting. The setting can and will transport you to another place in time. How descriptive the author is in his writing is how real it feels in your mind. I read two different stories “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson and “The Destructors” by Graham Greene. I am going to compare and contrast the settings of these two stories.
These twos stories take place in completely different places “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson takes place in June in a small rural New England village; whereas “The Destructors” by Graham Greene takes place in August in an urban neighborhood in London, England after World War I. Both of these authors were very descriptive when introducing the audience to the scene. In the first sentence of “The Lottery”, we have a very vivid description of the local area. “ The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full-summer day; the flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green. The people of the village began to gather in the square, between the post office and the bank, around ten o'clock;” (Jackson). When reading that the reader thinks that everything is okay; it’s a beautiful day seems like the opening to a Disney movie, but the Irony is that it is not and that this is going to be a really bad day.
Whereas Green introduced
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