Comparing The Veldt And The Lottery

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The Veldt written by Ray Bradbury and The Lottery by Shirley Jackson are short stories which have a disturbing ending. At the beginning, these stories calm the reader into a sense of security and at the end; the two writers finish their tales in a dark and creepy manner. The two stories have different settings where the characters of The Lottery reside in a village during a historical time while The Veldt is set in a time that is technologically advanced. A theme that emerges in both stories is that of classism and which can be used to consider the class and wealth of both societies. Among the clear dissimilarities of the two stories is the critical difference of the social characteristics of the setting where the wealth and class

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