The Lottery vs. Dangerous Game

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The Lottery vs. The Most Dangerous Game Brandy N. Frazier ENGL 102-B01 Professor Yaw Liberty University APA Outline I. The Most Dangerous Game, by Richard Connell and The Lottery, by Shirley Jackson share a common theme which is showing the darker side of humans, that humans possess evil tendencies and that the morals of people can be corrupted. Connell and Jackson show us that injustice and cruelty in society can be accepted as a normal behavior. II. The Lottery A. The characters 1. Main characters 2. Minor characters B. The setting 1. Where and when the story takes place 2. Why it is important to the story III. The Most Dangerous Game A. The characters 1. Main character 2. Minor character B. The setting 1. Where and when the story takes place 2. Why the setting is important to the story IV. How the stories are the same A. What similarities are in the stories B. How they compare to each other V. How the stories are different A. What makes them different from each other B. How they contrast VI. In comparison of The Lottery and The Most Dangerous Game both Connell and Jackson convey to the readers that man is inherently evil and that choices made based on societal standards, traditions, and learned behavior may not be the morally correct choice. This confirms the passage of Scripture from Jeremiah 17:9, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” (KJV) The Most Dangerous Game, by Richard Connell and The Lottery, by Shirley Jackson share a common theme which is showing the darker side of humans, that humans possess evil tendencies and that the morals of people can be corrupted. Connell and Jackson show us that injustice and cruelty in society can be accepted as a normal behavior. “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson has an unknown

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