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Intertextual Study: The Hunger Games and The Lottery.

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This Essay Compares two texts, The hunger games and The lottery. It looks at the parallels of events, symbols and literary elements. I just got an "A" for this as it was very close to being an "A-".

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Intertextual Study: The Hunger Games and The Lottery.
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Fiction Literature Speculative fiction English-language films The Hunger Games The Lottery Reap Lottery Collins Lotteries in the United States Foreshadowing Fictional world of The Hunger Games Shirley Jackson Suzanne Collins
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Fiction Literature Speculative fiction English-language films The Hunger Games The Lottery Reap Lottery Collins Lotteries in the United States Foreshadowing Fictional world of The Hunger Games Shirley Jackson Suzanne Collins
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The Lottery was published, over a half-century, before The Hunger Games; therefore, it is plausible to state that it may have contributed to Collins’ inspiration. Despite Collins denying any such fact, there are many prominent parallels between the two texts. The most significant similarities are that they both describe a similar setting for their events - the reaping and the lottery, have symbolic names as a tool of characterization and both use foreshadowing as a literary element. Both The Hunger Games and The Lottery have an annual event - the reaping and the lottery, and although the events may differ from one another, they share a similar setting. This is seen through Collins’ and Jackson’s description of the event unfolding at similar times of the day, with similar weather, ...
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