Analysis Of The Book ' The Lottery ' By Edgar Allan Poe Essay examples

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Everyone keeps secrets, it can be a small secret that won’t have any consequences or a massive secret that can cause more problems for than its worth. In the short story “The Lottery”, a theme throughout the story is that a secret kept too long will soon be told and can have a horrible outcome to the person who is keeping the secret or someone that is unaware of the secret. This theme can be found in other short stories, popular movies and even real situations that end up being dangerous because of a dark secret. A story compared to the Lottery 's continuous theme of a dark, untold secret that can have repercussions till the end is, “The Murders in Rue Morgue” by Edgar Allan Poe. This short story by Poe is most known for is mystery that it takes the reader through to solve a murderous crime. Also the story fits in well with the theme from The Lottery. In the story, it seems to be a horrendous bloody crime that the police in Paris can’t seem to figure out. The main character Duplin is a clever person that likes to think to himself and views are on a deeper level than most. He reads about the crime in the newspaper, he begins to investigate what could have happened. By the end of the story Duplin figures out who killed the grandmother and the daughter. Duplin finds out that there is a sailor with a secret. The sailors secret is that he kept an orangutan he found in the jungle and it escape from his house. The orangutan was fearful when it ran away from its owner. Then…

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