Contrast Essay

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Contrast To Develop Characters in the Lottery Ticket and the Persian Carpet The author uses many different techniques such as contrast to develop characters in the story The Lottery Ticket by Anton Chekhov and The Persian Carpet by Hanan Shaykh which involves intellectual processes. A representation to express and shape up contents in stories explaining the effects of the characters has on the readers. Firstly, in the story The Lottery Ticket; a family which consists of Ivan and Masha Dmitrich living their lives as middle aged couple. Author describes the characters as unfortunate, showing their desire into winning lottery. Also, the couples have no luck or faith in winning a lottery only to be announcing as a winner when they finally look at the numbers. Euphoric Ivan and Mesha are "torment and tantalize...with hopes of possible fortune is so sweet, so chilling!" It makes a strong bond in their relationship yet unjust trust since the two have other intentions in using the money for something else. Winning lottery is something they could not believe, dreams that are impossible is possible until they realizes the winning ticket does not have the right numbers. Ivan and Mesha have been assuming that they are the winners of the lottery all along, leaving their materialistic possessions from there. However, in the story The Persian Carpet is another scenario. A mother who has two daughters she adores and a wife of two spouses whose name is Mahmoud and the "first spouse" whose marriage did not work for them two. The first husband was very uncompromising towards the mother who follows her threats "to pour kerosene over her body and set fire to herself if my father wouldn't divorce her." Which lead to their divorce and apparent absurdity of their marriage. The author exhibits that the former couple and their divorce set them free together living in their own…...

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