Research on the Lottery by Shirley Jackson

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analytical essay?

1. intro

- intro sentence

-concise summary of "lottery story":

"wh" = answer all these for sure-

when, where, what, who , how

kids (including dany h)
villagers
officials
warner
adams
tessie
symbolic objects

a tale with a dark message, with a dire warning, strange story of a parable with a relevant, timeless story.

identify the story, author and a brief, phrased description of the story itself.

^intro sentence

thesis sentence - all these groups enact shirley jackson's warnings about the horrors of blind obedience to authority.

Shirley Jackson

start setting it with time and space-something along the lines of when the story took place (sometime in the 20th century, contemporary) where it takes place-north east, rural america, where corn is raised.

2nd sentence - jackson's story begins/opens in the 20th century of rural america (thats an example).

talk about the characters a little and blah blab blah

say something about the late comer, tessie, after everyone else is gathered. talk about suggestions given by the writer through character's actions, of what will/might happen and how it relates to the story and message.

2nd paragraph - segue - why

why do these people do what they do, their reasoning? their completely unquestionable, blind obedience to authority in the story. do not question the officials, the act. the message is blind obedience to authority is always going to result in disaster.

then comes the argument itself-

then add two outside sources

then conclusion

then mla

then rough draft will be completed.

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stanley milgrom?

doris lessing or erich fromm can be used as other sources.

when introducing milgrom-you need more than a basic introduction-use first, last name and his credentials-but because of the experiment and it's importance to the quotations, you need to take a couple of sentences and briefly and concisely summarize his experiments and query...
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