Compare and Contrast “The Rocking Horse Winner” and “The Lottery”
The two short stories, “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson and “The Winning Rocking Horse” by D.H. Lawrence both use symbols to help the reader understand the theme of the story, however the themes of both stories were completely different, one about love and the other, the lack of love.
In “The Lottery” and “The Rocking Horse Winner” both authors use symbols to help convey the central message of the story to their readers. In “The Lottery”, Jackson uses the black box to symbolize the villagers’ connection to the tradition of the lottery.