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Theme Of The Possibility Of Evil And The Lottery By Shirley Jackson

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Both, “The Possibility of Evil” and, “The Lottery” are unique from one another but there are many similar elements readers may not notice. “The Possibility of Evil” is a short story written by Shirley Jackson. Similarly, “The Lottery” is also a short story written by Shirley Jackson. Both stories have a dynamic storyline and dramatic ending for their female protagonist showing how quickly things turn. The three main literary elements that are significant in similarities and differences of both short stories are the Setting, theme, and Mood.

For Starters, The Setting of both stories is similar in many ways. For example the setting in, “The Lottery” is described as, “The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full summer day...The people of the village began to gather in the square”. Also when Jackson writes, “But in this village, where there were only about three hundred people..”(Jackson p.1). In, “The Possibility of Evil” the Setting is described as, “The sun was shining, the air was fresh and clear after the night’s heavy rain, and everything was quiet in Miss Strangeworth’s little town… and thought there was nothing in the world like a fragment summer day”(Jackson, p. 1). These settings both are in summertime for starters but, The lottery’s setting is a small village where it’s everybody knows everybody community. The Possibility of Evil is the same in theory, everyone in the “Little Town” knows Miss Strangeworth and each other. This leads
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