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Running head: THESIS OUTLINE 1The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson “The Rocking-Horse by D. H. LawrenceFiction Essay and Thesis outlineLiberty UniversityEnglish 102 B-15 LUO L26353666Writing style APA February 1, 2017
I.Outline and ThesisA.Compare and contrast the difference and similarities between two short stories.II.Thesis statement: “The Lottery” written by Shirley Jackson “The Rocking- Horse” written by D. H. Lawrence. Both stories share similarities and differences and both stories take place during the summer of early June around the 1900s where both families experience tragic loss through gambling and it is uncertain what will happen next, which leaves the reader in suspense until the story unfolds in the end.B.“The Lottery” C.The town traditionD.Mr. Graves carries the black box.E.Mr. Summers conducts the lotteryIII.Greed and money winnings1.Lottery drawing2.Call the people’s name on the folded slips of paper3.Tessie4.Folded paper with black.A.Both stories share similarities of gambling.B.WinningsC.Gambling 1Thinks that Money solves all problems.5.Struggling to make and meet. 6.Unhappy angry.7.Lottery solved money problem.
IV.“The Rocking- Horse” 3 A.Woman marries for love unhappyB.Woman feels she has no luckC.Both stories revolve around families.D.Setting1Summer early 19008.HouseV.Both Paul’s mother and father are having financial problems.A.Resentment1Unhappy9.StrugglingB.Living beyond their means.1Spending money on things they can afford.2Spending money on servant.10. Resentment turn to loveC.Disconnected from her children.1Paul’s illness11. Paul’s mother experiences anxietyVI.Conclusion:A.Both stories share similarities and differences from the beginning to the end. The author’s portrays one story in the beginning as happiness and the other story not so happy. As the