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Comparative Study of "The Guest" and "The Lottery"

Summary: Comparative study of Albert Camus' "The Guest" and Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery." Both stories are great work of irony for different reasons. In "The Guest," life's decisions are convuluted and impossible to tell if they are right are not. In "The Lottery," life's decisions are easy, based totally on tradition and society.

Two great works known for irony, in one a great author, Albert Camus, creates a masterpiece and in the other, a masterpiece creates a great author, Shirley Jackson. Camus had been known to the world and his works had been studied even without the presence of "l'hote" or known as The Guest, but Shirley Jackson was a nobody till she wrote The Lottery and stunned the world.

Both works are studied as pieces of irony but I believe both to be great works in other, with a twist of irony in the conclusion, although, worth mentioning, the ironies both serve to the other purpose rather than the plane simple sake of irony.

The Guest, a pen and paper advert for Paul Sartre's Existentialism, carries traces of this thought throughout, while, The Lottery, being a symbolic society questioner, with its many symbols undermines the American society. But both short...

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