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English 1302DateThe Lottery by Shirley Jackson and The Story of an Hour by Kate ChopinThe “Lottery” by Shirley Jackson is a short story that was published in the year 1948.This story is a description of an annual event or ritual of a small town which had a population ofabout 300 people. The event was observed once every year and it was referred to as ‘TheLottery'. This story by Shirley Jackson sets out the mood of the villagers on the eve of thepreparation. The lottery always took place in the 27thof June every year and every individualfrom the village children, women, and men could gather in the village square to mark theoccasion which was believed to be a mark of a good harvest. The story of an hour by KateChopin is an amazing story that describes dynamism in the emotions of the protagonist LouiseMillard after she was made aware of the death of her husband who was reported to have died in atrain accident. The two stories, therefore, share some similarities and difference in the manner inwhich the author structured it.The first literary element that unites and makes similar the two short stories by ShirleyJackson (the Lottery) and Kate Chopin (The story of an hour) is irony. In the lottery, irony hasfeatured in a number of instances. The lottery talks about a town full of elites that value theirtraditions more than anything else. The traditions influenced the reasoning of the elites. The

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