Ompare and contrast Young Goodman Brownby Nathaniel Hawthorne and The Lotteryby Shirley Jackson

Final Paper should be 1500 words including Work Cited.
Paper must be written in third person.
Paper should not include a biography of the author.
Focus on comparing and contrasting the two works.
Make sure to have proper in-text citations(not footnotes)for each source listed in in work cited.

Below is a rough draft outline of my work (needs a lot of work)

Literarry Resources and Reference Material

I. INTRODUCTION
Thesis: Both of these stories differ in location, time frame, social standing of the individuals and how each are centered around the dark side of human nature,  The Lottery and  Young Goodman Brown share a sense of gothictism, temptation, how majority affects the individuals and the sins of humanity.

II. BODY PARAGRAPH I:
Opening Sentence: In each of these stories lie a sense of evilness.
Detail 1:  The Lottery timeless tradition for choosing individual to die.
Detail 2:  Young Goodman Brown condemnation of Puritan ideals.

III. BODY PARAGRAPH II:
Transition/Opening Sentence: In both stories there is a lot of symbolism,
Detail 1: The black box, symbolizing evil or death because of the color
Detail 2: The boys gathering stones and pebbles and piling them in one location.
Detail 3. Faith name of Goodmans wife presumably represents Goodmans religion.
Detail 4. The Black Staff also symbolizes evil or death because of the color

IV. BODY PARAGRAPH III:
Transition/Opening Sentence: These stories also compare to the community.
Detail 1. The sense that the followers of Satan are involved with the Sabath because it entices individuals to be drawn to the majority.
Detail 2. The community as a whole has carried on with outdated traditions, ideas, rules, laws and practices

V. BODY PARAGRAPH IV.
Transition/Opening Sentence: The contrast that are seen in these stories.
Detail 1. Goodman feels a sense fo guilt and mistrust
Detail 2. First choice should have been considered
Detail 3. Society can wrongfully find a scapegoat to bear the sins of the community

VI. BODY PARAGRAPH V.
Transition/Opening Sentence:  Young Goodman Brown Goodman shows that after his encounter he sees that everyone the next day goes about their business as though nothing has happened.
Detail 1. The community goes along business as usual
Detail2. The community want to finish lottery so that they can go back to their usual tasks
Detail 3. No care for human life

V. CONCLUSION
Reconfirm Thesis; Each of thes stories shows a lesson in life, although they were written over a hundred years apart

Compare and Contrast  Young Goodman Brown and  The Lottery

In each of these stories lies a sense of eviliness. In  The Lottery there is the timeless tradition in keeping up with a lottery that in itself has the concept of picking an individual to die for the sake of a good harvest. In  Young Goodman Brown which was written by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a story of condemnation of Puritan ideals and that mistrust would lead to despair. Both these stories are also written in a gothic sense and has a number of symbolism in each story.

In both these stories there are a lot of symbolism, in  The Lottery there is the Black box, because of the color it symbolize evil or death and an outdated tradition as the condition of the box is faded and deteriorated. There are the boys gathering the stones and pebbles and piling them in one location as if were an indoctrination which has been passed down from tradition. The names of the individual like Mr. Summers, in which this story is held during the summertime and Mr. Graves which foretell of a bringer of death. In  Young Goodman Brown the first part of the story which has Faith as the name of Goodmans wife which presumably represents the faith of Goodman s religion cannot be corrupted, the pink ribbons that are in Faith s hat, which symbolizes innocence, feminility, and naivety. The staff of the old man which looks like a  great black snake& Seen to twist and wriggle itself, like a living serpent which represents evil or death because of the color black.

These stories also compare to the community, in  Young Goodman Brown there is a sense that the followers of Satan are involve with the Sabath because it entice the individuals to be drawn to the majority as with  The Lottery where the community as a whole has carried on with outdated traditions, ideas, rules, laws and practices. Although some of the people do raise the question of the lottery, in the end they all go along with it. As with our present times how many times have you heard that it was always done this way, why change the rule when it always works in the past.

The contrasts that are seen in these stories, in  Young Goodman Brown Goodman feels the sense of guilt and mistrust of all individuals around him, his presumably dreams or reality when he sees all to the townfolks participating in the Black Mass has made him mistrust all, his faith has been shattered and he lives out his life as  a stern, a sad, a darkly meditative, a distrustful, if not a desperate man. He dies old and lonely, without anyone placing an epitah on his gravestone. In the story of  The Lottery it shows that the frist choice should have been considered, Tessie Hutchinson at first was very vocal when her husband frist was picked, said the it wasn t fair because they didn t give him much time and had to resubmit the tickets of her family, she didn t even care if her own children was picked, but in the end she had picked the winning ticket and paid the price, it shows that society can wrongfully find a scapegoat to bear the sins of the community. Tessie Hutchinson is stoned to death as a sacrilegious lamb so that the harvest would be good.

 Young Goodman Brown Goodman shows that after his encounter he sees that everyone the next day goes about their business as though nothing has happened, even singing hymns of godliness he is the one that has changed whereas in  The Lottery everyone wants to finish the lottery so that they can go about their daily lives as though nothing has happen they want to get it over with as quickly as possible, a sense that a human life is not worth living and nobody really cares about it.

Each of these stories shows a lesson in life, although they were written over a hundred years apart, one tell of the morality of good and evil, guilt and innocence. It make one look into his own soul and make his own judgement whether it be bad or good and the consequences it may bring. It also speaks of the most common and disappointing experience that each person must face. In the other story it is about the evil and passive side of human nature, that society itself seems to find a scapegoat in some situations and that following the majority may have dier consequences.


Works cited
Analysis and Plot Summary of Young Goodman Brownby Nathaniel Hawthorne. Article by Nicole Smith. </html>

Shirley Jackson.  The Lottery. American Literature <en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lottery>.

 Young Goodman Brown. Wikipedia, The Free Encylopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 2004. 21 February 2010. <Young_Goodman_Brown>