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The postmaster Mr Graves followed him carrying a three- legged stool and the stool was put in the center of the square and Mr Summers set the black box down on it The villagers kept their distance leaving a space between themselves and the stool And when Mr Summers said Some of you fellows want to give me a hand there was a hesitation before two men Mr Martin and his oldest son Baxter Came forward to hold the box steady on the stool while Mr Summers stirred up the papers inside it Jacksons The story The Lottery by Shirley Jackson and Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allen Poe are stories relating to death Both of the authors used irony and foreshadowing to prove their message about death In the story Masque of the Red Death Prince Prospero thought he could cheat death by inviting people into his house to away from death Unlike Prince Prospero in the story The Lottery Mrs Hutchinson was never suppose to die but because she was chosen she was cheated by death An example is People began to look around to see the Hutchinson Bill Hutchinson was standing quiet staring down at the paper in his hand Suddenly Tessie Hutchinson shouted to Mr Summers You didnt give him time enough to take any paper he wanted I saw you It wasnt fair Jackson Both of these stories have different uses of death One uses death as a lesson and the other as a mishap Also is the story The Lottery the symbols were more in tune with death In the stories The Lottery the irony is more unpredicted then the Masque of the Red Death Both of these stories used theme in different ways However the readers new that protagonist of both stories was going to die because of the foreshadowing in both
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