Real Personalities In The Necklace And The Lottery

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How Authors Use Setting and Style to Show the Characters Real Personalities in “The Necklace" and “The Lottery” The story “the Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant reflects on the life of a girl named Mathilde. The turn of events in Mathilde 's life helps in the construction of the plot. Initially she is portrayed as a young and attractive girl with the fantasies of living a lavish life by getting married wealthy man. However she ends up in a desolate state, after getting married to a clerk in the ministry of education. Indeed, their family led a poor life to the point that her husband cannot cater for her party dress and decoration. The turning point of events is when Mathilde is forced to pay for the fake diamond necklace belonging to Madame …show more content…
For instance in the second line of the second paragraph, Mathilde 's house is given human attributes. She suffered from the “poorness” of her house, from its “mean” walls, “worn” chairs, and “ugly” curtains (1). The style is termed personification. Moreover, there are some instances of dialogue in the story, which serves to unveil the course of events. The author is careful with the choice of words, a style that encompasses diction. For instance, in the opening sentence that serves, as an attention grabber is diction is explicitly illustrated. She was one of those pretty and charming girls born, as though fate had blundered over her, into a family of artisans (1). The tone of the story is melancholic except for the party, since the characters life is full of challenges and hence the sad mood envelopes the whole story especially at the climax of the …show more content…
Generally, Shirley Jackson element of style is calm, with the smooth transition of events to unveil the systematic flow of events during the Lottery. For instance, through the style the reader can acknowledge the capacity if the village and how long the Lottery takes to be conducted.
The author work asserts various styles, for instance, the use of symbolism. For instance, the black box symbolizes the society’s leniency in propagating persecution via the events that take place in the lottery. The black box carried the following description: The black box grew shabbier each year: by now it was no longer completely black but splintered badly along one side to show the original wood color, and in some places faded or stained. Mr. Martin and his oldest son, Baxter, held the black box securely on the stool until Mr. Summers had stirred the papers thoroughly with his hand

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