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“The Rocking-Horse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence and “The Lottery”, by Shirley Jackson provides contrasting uses of Settings in a short story, which accentuate the importance of the element in a story. One author has the ability to distract the reader, while the other author creates the structure of the story. A. Intro
a. Summary of “The Lottery”, by Shirley Jackson
b. Summary of “ The Rocking-Horse Winner’, by D.H. Lawrence
B. Overview of the use of the Setting
a. “The Lottery”, by Shirley Jackson
i. Shirley uses the setting as a distraction ii. The description of the setting, such as the happy characters, the sunny and bright outdoors to set the scene
b. “The Rocking-Horse Winner”, by D.H. Lawrence
i. The author uses the setting to support the story and theme ii. The author allows the setting to draw and pull the audience into the story
C. Contrast similarities and differences between the stories
a. After reviewing both stories, it is evident that both are convincing and true to life T
b. he use of the setting in “The Lottery” diverts the reader away from the theme. It draws to the surrounding and characters, that you forget the main point of the story telling.
c. The use of the setting in “The Rocking-Horse Winner” instead of distracting the reader does the complete opposite. It uses the setting and characters to draw the reader into the center of the story.
D. Conclusion (Overview of the essay and final thought)
a. Reinstate the importance of the use of settings in a story, also referring to the fact that Shirley Jackson used the setting to divert from the theme. Audience
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