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Described as a thoroughly chilling and unsettling story Porter The Lottery was written by Shirley Jackson in 1948 In a letter to poet Howard Nemerov she wrote I have always loved to use fearI delight in what I fear Guran James Joyce was born into a well-off Catholic family in Dublin Ireland Barger He later rejected Catholicism in favor of literature Barger Theme and symbolism are prevalent in the writings of both these authors The plots are easy to follow and yet they are very different In Shirley Jacksons The Lottery the main theme is how traditions that lose their meaning due to human forgetfulness can cause dreadful consequences to occur James Joyces Araby is a story of first love and disappointment The Lottery is set in a small town on a June morning It opens with false innocence using the children building a rock pile tricking the reader into an unaware state The reader almost expects the lottery to be something wonderful since the normal lottery has the winner getting a prize of a large amount of money or possession The story even improves upon the innocence explaining how the town also holds square dances teenage clubs and the Halloween program in the same spot that the lottery is held In Araby the boys first love becomes the focal point of his determination Mangans sister is obviously older than the boy and his friends Still she becomes the object of his admiration He is obsessed with watching her After the boys emotional indulgence he is almost speechless when she speaks to him She speaks to him about Araby He promises to bring her a gift from this bazaar because of a retreat that she must attend with her convent It is obvious but not stressed that she is taking advantage of his infatuation His promise interrupts his life as he becomes preoccupied with his mission In The Lottery we discover that the town-folk use
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