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A Comparison between The Lottery and The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
By reading “The Lottery” and “The ones who walked away from Omelas”, both stories are different as well as similar. The stories are similar in that, both base their story on suffering, morality and consequences. The stories revolve around the agony encountered by one individual so as to enhance the lives of others in the community; turning a blind eye to the fears of humanity for the better good of all affected individuals. Both stories are also similar in that, both include a gathering in the telling of the story. In the Le Guin’s work, a gathering is depicted where old people people in long stiff robes are indicated to gather during the sacrifice. On the other hand, this is also seen in Jackson’s work, where men and women gather in the small village ready for the offering of the sacrifice (Jackson, 2008). In both stories, an innocent individual is either harmed mentally or physically. The gatherers do not agree regarding how things should be done, but nobody speaks up about this. In the Le Guin’s work, people feel angry despite all the explanations. This is still the case in Jackson’s work, where individuals in the north of the village talk about giving up the lottery (Jackson, 2008). The stories are also similar in that they have descriptions indicating beautiful sunny days. This is depicted in the Le Guin’s work where it is indicated that there was a clamor of bell, which set the swallows soaring as the festival of summer came to the city. According to Jackson’s work, as the villagers gathered in the small village, the morning was clear and sunny, which is an indication of a beautiful day. There.............
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