“The Lottery,” and “The Rocking-Horse Winner”
The author’s exemplifications both stories; the stories have unique plots, conflicts, and structures within unfortunate novels.
1. Two separate outlooks are express in each story, which also formulates the storyline differently.
a. “The Lottery,” the storyline is more on a different attitude that makes readers feel unease, however as the plot goes on you, felt more uneasy which result in the readers in suspense.
b. “The Rocking-Horse Winner” start unusually the storyline embark on with extraordinary events following as stories persist The conflict is greed
2. Both novels are tragic tales that produce conflicts taking place in two entirely different ways.
a. “The Lottery,” The conflict does not appear until the end.
b. ‘The Rocking-Horse Winner,” the conflict emergences from the introduction which comes from greed
3. The stories, there creators used notable portrayal in different manners.
a. “The Lottery,” the underline struggle are not brought in question ’til the end. Which hold on to the reader continually wanting for more excitement of what’s is to come.
b. “The Rocking-Horse Winner,” Conflict starts from introducing the storyline with it more depressing. The storyline is on a more spiral effect portraying both the good and evil.
“The Rocking-Horse Winner” and “The Lottery ” Stories that tell tales of the conflict which occurs because of the betting on both sides of the story. There are many differences between the two stories, but there are a few similarities. The two stories share a plot that contains the corrupt nature of sustained destruction stems from the refusal of their denial and refusal to take care of significant issues.
The Lottery tells a tale about a small but flourishing village. Everything about the village looks normal at first, but it is disturbing to the village when mentioning the black box. When Mrs. Hutchinson is eventually stoned, the whole village acts as if it were practically indifferent and abnormal. No one has a problem with the Lottery nor tries to get rid of it until he or she is the ones who have their name called.
The Rocking-Horse Winner is a novel about a troubled and disturbed woman and her family. She struggles to live a lifestyle where she lives beyond her means. She is in a despondent marriage. She always seems to be at the peak of success although her actual life is tragic
. When people faced with conflict, it is an opportunity for them to discover their real character. The characters in these stories met with significant conflicts, and their response reveals they are true to character adding further to the theme and the author’s purpose in these brief stories. “The Lottery” and “The Rocking-Horse Winner” have parallels in the author’s purpose, but primarily the novels vary in their conflict and setting.
The conflicts in both stories expressed and displayed differently. This diverse approach allows the reader to mourn the death of the characters in different ways. In “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson the conflict is not fully revealed until the end of the story. There are internal and external conflicts that arise in “The Lottery.” The external conflict shows in the villager’s herd-like mentality. Throughout the story’s dialogue we see the villagers mindlessly following a murderous ritual, and when the ritual questioned, the village leader is dismissive. Old Man Warner snorted. “Pack of crazy fools,” he said. “Listening to the young folks, nothing is good enough for them.” (Lawrence, 2010) The internal conflict displayed in Tessie Hutchinson’s casual attitude towards the lottery ritual.. ‘Clean forgot what day it was,’ she said to Mrs. Delacroix, who stood next to her, and they both laughed softly.” However, once she was selected, her casual attitude quickly changed.
Conversely, the conflict in “The Rocking-Horse Winner” by D.H. Laurence covered in mystery like “The Lottery” but immediately revealed by the opening line of the story. She wedded for devotion, and then devotion love turned to dust.” (Lawrence, 2010) The conflict in this story surrounds the antagonist, Hester. “It is what causes you to have money. If we are fortunate, we have money. That is why it is better to be born fortunate than rich. If we are rich, we may lose our money. However, if we are fortunate, we will always acquire more money.” (Lawrence, 2010) Paul realizes his mother’s happiness depends on her wealth and not her family; he kills himself to make her money with the hope it will satisfy her. The two stories end with the death of a character, the stories conflict contrast.
Corresponding to the contrast in these stories conflicts, the setting in “The Lottery and Rocking-Horse Winner” contrast in many areas. “The Lottery” takes in a quaint rural village. “It is a clear and sunny day, the fresh warmth of a summer day; the flowers were blossoming, and the grass was and green.” (Jackson, 2010) The innocent setting allows the reader to feel relaxed. As the story progresses, the mysterious plot unfolds, and the villagers’ actions become increasingly eerie. When Tessie Hutcheson murder, the setting is a horrific scene, compelling the reader feel bewildered at this false sense of security the beginning of the story.
Contrastingly, “The Rocking- Horse Winner” setting takes place in an affluent upper-middle class neighborhood, following the lives of a family who live in a beautiful but haunted home. The reader can internalize the dark atmosphere of the story’s setting. This eerie setting is best expressed by the beautiful, haunted home creaking “There must be more money! There must be more money!”, (Lawrence, 2010) Hester’s unquenchable obsession with wealth and status. It revealed to the reader that the story would not have a harmonious ending causing the reader to feel bewildered at the undeserved death of the protagonist Paul. The diverse settings in these stories share a grim ending.
Despite differences in the two story’s setting, there is a commonality in the author’s purpose. The author’s purpose in the two stories share similarities in the character’s lack of love. The absence of love in “The Lottery” and “The Rocking-Horse Winner” is expressed differently.
The villagers in “The Lottery” develop a moblike mentality as they blindly follow a barbaric tradition without question. This blind loyalty allows the villagers to become callous towards humanity. Bill Hutchison, Tessie’s husband; when it revealed that they had chosen her to die, he silences her. Not only does Bill silence Tessie, but it would involve him in her death. “It is not fair, it is not right,” Mrs. Hutchinson screamed, and then they were upon her.” (Jackson, 2010) The author expresses an absence of love of with Tessie murdered by her friends and family.