“The postmaster, Mr. Graves, followed him, carrying a three- legged stool, and the stool was put in the center of the square and Mr. Summers set the black box down on it. The villagers kept their distance, leaving a space between themselves and the stool. And when Mr. Summers said, “Some of you fellows want to give me a hand?” there was a hesitation before two men. Mr. Martin and his oldest son, Baxter. Came forward to hold the box steady on the stool while Mr. Summers stirred up the papers inside it. Jacksons. The story “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson and “Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allen Poe are stories relating to death.
Both of the authors used irony and foreshadowing to prove their message about death. In the story “Masque of the Red Death” Prince Prospero thought he could cheat death by inviting people into his house to away from death. Unlike Prince Prospero, in the story “The Lottery” Mrs. Hutchinson was never suppose to die but because she was chosen she was cheated by death. An example is “People began to look around to see the Hutchinson. Bill Hutchinson was standing quiet, staring down at the paper in his hand. Suddenly. Tessie Hutchinson shouted to Mr. Summers. “You didn’t give him time enough to take any paper he wanted. I saw you. It wasn’t fair!” Jackson. Both of these stories have different uses of death. One uses death as a lesson and the other as a mishap.
Also is the story “The Lottery” the synmbols were more in tune with death. In the stories “The Lottery” the irony is more unpredicted then the “Masque of the Red Death”. Both of these stories used theme in different ways. However the readers new that protagonist of both stories was going to die because of the foreshadowing in both of the stories. In the story “Masque of the Red Death” the clock was representing that they were getting to closer to the time of death. On the other hand in the story “The Lottery” the foreshadowing was the black box witch symbolizes death. Also both of these stories have the same tone and mood. In the both of the stories they started out as a pretty normal place but as it when on it got really sad and depressing. Both of the stories kind of have similar themes. They both have to with death. The stories points of view are both in third person.
Both of the stories ironies are the same they are both situational irony. An example is “and now was acknowledged the presence of the Red Death. He had come like a thief in the night. And one by one dropped the revellers in the blood-bedewed halls of their revel, and died each in the despairing posture of his fall. And the life of the ebony clock went out with that of the last of the gay. And the flames of the tripods expired. And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all.” Poe. “And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all.” Poe. Both of the authors used irony and foreshadowing to prove their message about death. At the end of both of these stories the protagonist dies. Both can be compared and contrasted. It all comes down to the cheater and the cheated.