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The Man Who Did Not Believe In Luck
About the Author
Jerome K. Jerome

Jerome K. Jerome, born on May 2, 1859, in Staffordshire, England, was an actor and teacher before becoming a popular novelist
More About the Author
he is best known for his humor and spirituality, Jerome also served as editor of the publication The Idler and wrote more books and plays. He died on June 14, 1927.
Other Works
A Charming Woman
A Man of Habit
An item of Fashionable Intelligence
Blasé Billy

Other Works Cont.
Dick Dunkerman’s Cat
In Remembrance of John Ingerfield and of Anne, his Wife
Portrait of a Lady
Reginald Blake, Financier and Cad

The Man Who Didn't Believe in Luck
The story starts off with a man getting on a train, he sits across from another man who claims he does not believe in luck.

The man that claims he doesn't believe in luck has a horse shoe and puts it in the compartment above him.
The Man Who Didn't Believe in Luck
As the train goes along the man who doesn't believe in luck tells the otherman stories about how lucky he always has been, but as he tells the stories it sounds more like he doesn't have any luck.
The Man Who Didn't Believe in Luck
As they are getting off the train the "lucky man" is going to take the horse shoe he found with him but it won't fit in his bag.

As he is walking off the train he turns to the other man and says “No, I can’t say that I believe very much in luck.”
Literary Devices
Situational Irony
The man thought he was lucky, but all the stories he told about his life seemed unlucky

After telling all his stories he realizes that he is not lucky and says he does not believe in luck
Type of Conflict
Man vs. man
The "lucky man" has a conflict with himself of whether he is actually lucky or not

Man vs. Nature
The man always has bad things happen to him
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