- Words: 1134
- Length: 3 Pages
- Topic: Family and Marriage
- Paper #: 46132006
Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" and DH Lawrence's "The Rocking-Horse Winner," the desire of human beings to gain control over their existence with the use of rituals and 'magic' is in evidence.
Use of ritual and superstition in "The Lottery and "The Rocking Horse Winner"
In one story, magic is real, in the other it is not II. "The Lottery"
Plot of sacrifice
Sacrifice highly ritualized
Not performing the magic is seen as barbaric, ironically