Composition and Literature, LEARNING

Comparing and Contrasting “The Lottery” and “The Rocking-Horse Winner”

This is a fiction essay I wrote comparing and contrasting “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson and “The Rocking-Horse Winner” by D. H. Lawrence. These are two of my favorite short stories.


Essay Thesis Statement: Both stories show the greed that can be in a family and the thirst for money and luck over love. Unfortunate death is the end result. Continue reading “Comparing and Contrasting “The Lottery” and “The Rocking-Horse Winner””

Composition and Literature, LEARNING

Death and “Everyman”

This is a “drama research paper” that I wrote for an English course; however, it is not very dramatic.


Essay Thesis Statement: Death has no friends and takes no prisoners because it eventually comes to everyone without consideration of age, status, race or language. Even though no one likes it, not any person has been able to avoid it. Continue reading “Death and “Everyman””