The Use of Setting in “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...
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.
than the good of another.
Death Through Parenting: How a Parent Passes on Fatal Patterns
I. 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 emotional...
below. Review the Fiction Essay Grading Rubric to see how your submission will be graded. Gather all of your information, plan the direction of your essay, and organize your ideas by developing a one-page thesis statement and outline for your essay. Format the thesis statement and the outline in a...
create the opposite of what occurred
Introduction and Thesis
In what ways are the two shorts stories by Shirley Jackson and D.H. Lawrence similar and different. This will be our main focus in “The Lottery vs. The Rocking-Horse Winner”; we are analyzing the similarities and differences in the...
environment so I can’t totally relate.
In researching D. H Lawrence and his childhood I came across similarities between his upbringing and relationship with his mother and that in “The Rocking-Horse Winner.” It is noted that Lawrence’s relationship with his mother was one tainted by control yet...
self-centeredness leads her to her death and that can very easily happen to each and every one of us. “The Rocking Horse Winner” and “The Lottery” both have their similarities and both have their differences and that is what makes both stories so unique in their own individual way.
“The Rocking Horse Winner”. In each of these stories irony symbolizes a dark side, that’s reveled throughout the story
The Lottery is a great example of irony
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...
death of one of the characters. How it differs is the emotional connection with the characters. “The Rocking Horse Winner” allows the reader to sympathize with the mother and the son, Paul, while “The Lottery” does not give that same emotional connection to its characters. Both stories end abruptly...
Entry: PART ONE
Compare and contrast the character of Mary in “The Shining House” with Paul’s mother in “The Rocking-Horse Winner.” In what ways are these two characters a critical response to society’s obsession with appearances?
Journal Entry: PART TWO
“The main character in ‘The Shining...
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...
by exploring a character’s conflict and growth and the ultimate effect it has on the reader.
“The Diamond Necklace” 297; “The Demon Lover” 242; “The Rocking Horse Winner” 229; “The Magic Barrel” 253; “The Juniper Tree” 168; “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky” 311; “Hills Like White Elephants” 374...
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...
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 Lottery Ticket, Anton...
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...
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...
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...
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...
"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...
perishes because of this. This story is written in a radiant way which displays several ironic situations and statements. Here are four examples of different ways irony is present in the emblematic short story, "The Rocking-Horse Winner".
One example of irony present in the story is at the end...
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...
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...
” and “The Rocking-Horse Winner”. The most important thing in these incidents is the variety of interpretations which have been discovered since they were written, and how both represent the reality of the life in the current times.
Symbols in “The Lottery” are a lot, but the most clear and strong...
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...
death date. These two stories have a lot of society pressure to conform. “The Rocking-Horse Winner” is about love and “The Lottery” is actually based on the lack of love and or compassion. Paul really loves his mother and when he finds that she is desperate he risks himself to try and give her what...
"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...
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 different stories can share so...
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...
Lawrence, D.H. "The Rocking-Horse Winner" Literature: Reading Fiction, Drama, Poetry, and the Essay. Ed. Robert DiYanni. 5th ed. New York: McGraw, 2002. 96-106.
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one of the villagers. “The Rocking-Horse Winner” and “The Lottery” are two sensational stories that have tragic ironies; however, they differ in tone and style.
The introduction of “The Rocking-Horse Winner” almost foreshadows and sets the tone of the whole story. “There was a woman who was...