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Running head: COMPARATIVE ESSAY 1 Comparative Essay “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson and “The Destructors”: by Graham Greene Miranda S. Hall Liberty University Online
COMPARATIVE ESSAY 2 Abstract The two stories of comparison are the “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, and “The Destructors” by Graham Greene. The settings for both of the stories are very different; however, the authors force you to look at issues that even today we can relate to in some way. The characters in both stories are much different, yet have similarities. The comparison of two short stories will focus on two parts: characters; their qualities, attitudes and behaviors, and how the author depicted, the characteristics about the characters. Each of these stories are have their own unique people that pull you in as if you are right among the situation. The theme of the story and what does it prove to how it relate to even modern times? Understanding the setting is important to understand the characters in each time period. Both stories lead you down a path you do not expect. They are both open-ended and dare you to wonder what are they thinking? In the same aspect you will feel remorse, grace, and be stretched to learn in your walk of faith.
COMPARATIVE ESSAY 3 Comparative Essay “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson and “The Destructors”: by Graham Greene This essay is a comparison of short stories, “The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson and “The Destructor” by Graham Greene. While the two short stories had unexpected endings, the characters varied in qualities, emotions, and motivation. As the story unfolds, the personalities of the characters do as well and we begin to create in our minds the theme, until the authors reach the climax at unexpected outcomes at the end. Theme The themes of both short stories are much different but both bring several topics to thought. Literature is meant to deepen our thoughts, provoke us to think about what the author is relaying and connections between the timeframe of what is going in the story, with actual life events. Like Jesus used metaphors when he told stories, authors in literature often do the same.

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