The Lottery Compare And Contrast Essay

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The Lottery, a short story by Shirley Jackson, was published in The New Yorker magazine in 1948 as a fiction story. The story takes place on the morning of June 27th, a warm sunny day in a small village of 300 people. The grass was richly green and the flowers were just beginning to bloom. The people of the small town were just getting ready for The Lottery at the town square by the bank and the post office. It was a farming community that gathered every year for The Lottery. Some kids went out and gathered rocks, and two men set up the lottery. Younger people had said “Other towns have gave up the lottery.” Old Man Warner said “Pack of young fools, don’t know what’s right for them anymore.” There was a saying that they used; “Lottery in June, …show more content…
In both the movie and the short story Little Davy was given rocks to throw at his mother. If the producer wouldn’t have included Davy in the killing of his mother then that would be telling the viewer that the family wouldn’t need to participate. By including Davey throwing rocks at his mother it disturbs the reader more. Another similarity between the movie and the short story is how The Lottery was operated. The last name of the family was called and the husband or dad of the household went up and had to pick a little paper from the black box. They all opened their cards at the same time and the family with the black dot had to re-enter and redraw. Tessie ends up getting the black dot and she begins to get stoned. This makes The Lottery more intense for the reader to see who gets the black dot. To end with, another similarity is that Tessie offered that Don and Eva take their chances. Tessie wanted Don and Eva to draw because she did not think it was fair. This shows the viewer that the people in The Lottery didn’t really care if they were family or not, they all participated in The Lottery and doing the harsh things because that’s just how The Lottery worked every year. To conclude, the movie and the short story are similar in many