The Hunger Games and the Lottery Comparison Essay

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My two books for this comparison essay are “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. “The Lottery” is about the towns people drawing out slips of paper and seeing who gets the slip of paper with the black pencil dot; whereas The Hunger Games is about Katniss taking her sister's place when she she's called into the Hunger Games and trying to survive in the arena with Peeta in the Hunger Games. This book ends with Katniss and Peeta winning the Hunger Games and the two of them returning to District 12 with mixed feelings for each other, and an unforgettable experience. There are many similarities between these two books. Both stories have mind blowing experiences. Tessie throwing a fit about her husband…show more content…
As a sacrifice for a good harvest. So you can see they both have some similarities; one of them being, they are both barbaric when it comes to rituals. The settings of these two books are different, because The Hunger Games mainly takes place in the arena, and “The Lottery” takes place in a public town spot. In “The Lottery”, there's really no romance, but in The Hunger Games, Katniss and Peeta are shown to the world as a couple. I think is actually a good tactic when trying to get sponsors and surviving because Peeta does protect Katniss and I believe he really does have feelings for her, as she does for him. Katniss is confused about her feelings for Gale, I think that she probably does care for Gale, but personally I think she cares for Peeta more. Otherwise why would she have risked her life for for him? Like when each district got a pack, and she ended up giving Peeta the sleeping syrup so she could go get the pack so Peeta could survive. There were also many differences between these two books. At first Tessie didn't know she was the one that was going to be the one getting “stoned to death” literally; but when Katniss volunteered to take Prim's place in the Hunger Games, she knew that she was risking her life. Tessie wasn't prepared for the stoning, whereas Katniss was put into training and could defend herself is she were attacked. These two books are different because The Hunger Games is more of a young adult book, and “The

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