“The Lottery” and “The Rocking Horse Winner”
English 102 D30 Fall 2011
“The Lottery”, by Shirley Jackson, and D.H. Lawrence’s “The Rocking-Horse Winner” provide two disparate uses of Setting in a short story which emphasize the importance of the element in a story. One author...
Fiction Essay Thesis and Outline Instructions
In Module/Week 3, you will write a 750-words (about 3–4-pages) essay that compares and contrasts two stories from the Fiction Unit. Before you begin writing the essay, carefully read the guidelines for developing your paper topic that are given below...
Professor Mary Dixon
ENGL 102-B05 LUO
January 30, 2011
Thesis Statement for the short story “The Lottery”
The title of the story suggests a positive outcome. But upon reading the first couple of paragraphs, we see that a different plot is coming together.
1. Many people...
ENGL 102 B30
27 January 2014
Death Through Parenting: How a Parent Passes on Fatal Patterns
Thesis Statement: The two stories, “The Rocking Horse Winner” by Shirley Jackson and “The Lottery” by D.H. Lawrence reveal that parents and other family members have a great influence on the moral development...
Title: “The Lottery vs. The Rocking-Horse Winner”
A. In what ways are the two shorts stories by Shirley Jackson and D.H. Lawrence similar and different.
B. In “The Lottery vs. The Rocking-Horse Winner” we are analyzing the similarities and differences in setting from a fictional...
The Rocking Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence. This whole story is about being lucky. It seemed that to be successful in this society you had to have a certain amount of luck about you to be able to make money to survive. Paul seemed to be the first to realize it when he asked his mother why don't we...
Keeping a Journal
Seeing Connections: Listing
Deciding on a Thesis
Preparing an Outline
Drafting an Essay
Revising and Editing an Essay
Strategies for Revision
The Revision Process
Introductions and Conclusions
Sentences and Words
Compare & Contrast: The Rocking-Horse Winner/The Lottery
ENGL 102_B40: Literature and Composition
Michaela Gates L23562144
Gambling, whether for life or money, is risky and success is not guaranteed, even if you ‘win’. Two different...
Blech). This statement points to the idea that one's greed will never be satisfied because it will always keep wanting more. Greed is only achieved through an individual's selfish desires which creates conflicts in personal relationships and society. The short stories The Rocking Horse Winner, D.H. Lawrence...
The Rocking-Horse Winner
A classic short story that combines a young boy's quest for his mother's love with archetypal symbols and deeply moral questions, "The Rocking-Horse Winner" is a heart-wrenching experience that will provoke students to question their own priorities and society's ethics. Written...
American history is “The Lottery”, by Shirley Jackson and “The Rocking-Horse Winner”, by D.H. Lawrence. “The Lottery” is a story about a small village coming together for an annual tradition of drawing for one person to be the winner of the lottery. In the story, “The Rocking-Horse Winner”, a young boy named...
Win Some and Lose Some One hour away. Sloan, Iowa. Winna Vegas Casino. We like to say it’s a fun way to get away from college life, hang out with friends, and attempt to add a little extra to the pocket books. Many kids attending Buena Vista University have made at least one trip to the Winna Vegas Casino...
A Young Boy's Gift
The story of "The Rocking-Horse Winner" written by D.H. Lawrence is an account of a young boy's amazing ability to pick out winners in horse-racing. Lawrence portrays a tale of a family, short of money. Paul, the young boy is possessed with a mother incapable of showing any love....
Thesis Statement: Authors D. H. Lawrence and Richard Connell use characterization similarly by starting the story with the past life of the character to their present life. Both authors describe the actions and reactions the characters show or do.
I. In The Rocking-Horse Winner, D. H. Lawrence...
FINANCIAL INFLUENCE ON MOTHER AND CHILD RELATIONSHIPS IN “ D.H LAWRENCE’S “THE ROCKING-HORSE WINNER”
By JULIA M.ALAI
In “The Rocking-Horse Winner” we are introduced to a woman who author D.H Lawrence states, “was beautiful, who started with all the advantages, yet she had no luck. She married...
times when I read, different thoughts take my mind captive, and at times that can seem a bit sublevel. I began reading two short stories, “The Rocking Horse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence, and “The Destructors” by Graham Greene. Immediately these stories sent chill bumps up my spine. It is amazing how two totally...
"Come on Ah Tan! Buy one," beckoned the lottery ticket salesman. He had set up a makeshift stall outside the busy and loud food centre, hawking his tickets. It was the last day of the Singapore Big Sweep season and his tickets were selling like hot cakes.
Ah Tan, poor though he was, fished out a few...
Thiago De Souza
In this essay, “The Rocking Horse Winner” and “The Lottery” are compared and contrasted. Their different themes and different characters have some similarities. The things the characters do and want ultimately brings them to their very own...
Shirley Jacksons, “The lottery” is a story that takes place in a small village, where the citizens are required to participate in a close and tradition paramount event. It is called “the lottery”. It is later then that the reader soon finds out, that unlike most lotteries this is not...
Compare and Contrast: The Lottery and The Rocking Horse Winner
June 4, 2012
Compare and Contrast:
The Lottery and The Rocking Horse Winner
Are you born lucky or is luck something that you can earn? If I bought a lottery ticket today and I won the...
Academic English 11, Period 2
Mrs. Marianne Deitche
15 May 2009
An Analysis of “The Rocking Horse Winner”
Through an analysis of its literary elements, it is clear that “The Rocking Horse Winner” is a classic American short story,
I. Author Background
Lawrence D.H. was born on September...
"The Rocking Horse Winner"
D. H. Lawrence’s story “The Rocking Horse Winner” is about a young boy who sets out on a journey to save his mother from bad luck. Lawrence’s writing style is mythical. The beginning of the story, the reader sees how Lawrence set the story in a fairytale fashion. He writes...
21 March 2011
In “The Rocking-Horse Winner” written by D.H Lawrence Paul’s mother is a woman who is unsatisfied with her marriage. She seems to feel this way for her husband fails to make enough money to support the elegant lifestyle that she desires. Hester...
any mistakes. Actually it is rather difficult for me to imagine if anything can be done the other way.
But in the dramatic short story "The rocking horse winner" by D.H. Lawrence we can see how child can suffer from the adults' problems and then from their carelessness.
Paul, the child, decided to try...
In Love with Money
The short story “The Rocking-Horse Winner” written by D.H. Lawrence shows family dysfunction and how greedy and selfish can be a mother. The main character of the story is a little boy Paul, who wants to make his mother happy. Her name is Hester and she is so obsesses with money...
The Themes of The Lottery and The Rocking Horse Winner
In D.H. Lawrence’s The Rocking-Horse Winner and the Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery are different stories about different topics but have a similar ending. Each story teaches a lesson. If everyone where to sit down and read both of these short stories...
Fictional Essay APA
“The Lottery” and “The Rocking Horse Winner” portray how people can act in horrific ways when influenced by society.
I. Horrific ways
A. “The Lottery”
1. Death by stoning
2. Children involved
3. Bad tradition
B. ”The Rocking Horse Winner”
1. Un-loving mother
The Destructors and The Rocking Horse Winner are two different stories that deal with destruction at the physical and metaphorical levels. The Destructors is an allegory on the utter destruction of normal life in London caused by World War II. This story can be best explained as a typical illustration...
Paper/Essay One: Short Fiction- Character: Conflict and Growth
Engl.101/Kumar/ SUMMER 2012
§ Preliminary Thesis, Outline or Planning- 6.16.12
§ Complete First Drafts (bring two typed, double-spaced copies) for Peer-response due on 6.17.12
§ Final Version of Paper due 6.19.12
§ Length: 1000-1500...
D. H. Lawrence's "The Rocking-Horse Winner" is a classic modernistic story about a family filled with inner conflicts all portrayed through the innocence of a young child. Tortured by a house that whispers to him, Paul tries to gain his mothers missing affection by presenting that he posses luck which...