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  • The Lottery

    The Lottery The short story “The Lottery” is a twisted one that shows that things are not always what they seem to be. When one thinks of a lottery, death does not usually come to mind. Something more along the lines of a new car, or a lot of money does. In this short story, the author, Shirley Jackson...

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  • The Lottery

    In 1948, Shirley Jackson shocked her readers with the controversial short story, "The Lottery," first published in the New Yorker. Jackson's peaceful hometown setting and surreal tone leads to the harsh realization that what we see in the mirror and in the faces of our neighbors is not always a realistic...

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  • The Lottery

    The Lottery Shirley Jackson is a master of suspense. She starts the story The Lottery off by describing what seems to be a normal summers day in an average village. This gives the reader a false sense of security which quickly turns into a sense of horror by the end of the story. Jackson uses the...

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  • The Lottery

    As I began to read Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” I found myself intrigued, being drawn in by the descriptions and wanting to know what would happen next with every word that I read. It felt vaguely reminiscent of a Stephen King short story. Yet, towards the middle I began to experience a slight unsettling...

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  • The Lottery

    people talk of their everyday happenings. The lottery is conducted by Mr. Summers, as he is the one that directs the "civic activities" of the town. The night before the lottery, all of the families have their names placed in a black box. The day of the lottery, Mr. Summers has each head of family draw...

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  • The Lottery

    The lottery by Shirley Jackson opens up describing a local tradition that is shared by many villages. The game or tradition is referred to as “the lottery” in their culture. In the beginning of the story the author is vague when it comes to explaining what the lottery is, only giving discrete misleading...

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  • The Lottery

    "The Lottery" written by Shirley Jackson is a classic tale about society's aversion to change from tradition. On June 27th each year, a small town gathers together religiously for an annual lottery drawing. Jackson cleverly uses many symbolic events to foreshadow what the winner of the lottery actually...

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  • The Lottery

    The Lottery Shirley Jackson's short story, "The Lottery", gives the lottery a bad meaning. The lottery in this story is about a public stoning, the first thing that comes to a reader's mind when they think of the lottery is a big sum of money. The setting takes place in the town square, where...

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  • The Lottery

    The Lottery by Shirley Jackson 1. Tone: The tone of the story is calm throughout. It's like it just grazes over the humdrum of a small town and that is carried through to the end. 2. Plot: The story starts with all the members of a tiny town gathering in its square for an annual tradition. With...

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  • The Lottery

    personalities tend to clash. Journal Entry #2 I read Shirley Jackson's The Lottery, and I was completely surprised by the ending of the story. It starts out with villagers gathering in the town center for the annual lottery on the morning of June 27th. All the children are running around and are gathering...

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  • The Lottery

    Throughout the short story of “The Lottery”, Shirly Jackson presents one with various symbols and attributes that later denote the irony of what “The Lottery” really is. What starts out as a bright and peaceful summer day later unfolds into a twisted stoning event. Each and every detail used in this...

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  • The Lottery

    The Lottery "The Lottery" is a short story by Shirley Jackson, first published in 1949. The story portrays an average life of a small village somewhere in the north, with a population of about only 300. The story is about what happens to "the winner" or (spoiler alert!) "The victim" after they win a...

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  • Lottery

    Analysis of "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson Shirley Jackson's short story, "The Lottery", ironically gives the lottery a bad meaning. The lottery in this story is used for a public stoning, contrary to the first thing that comes to a reader's mind when they think of winning the lottery; a big sum of...

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  • The Lottery

    Minow). To clarify, this quote represents how easy it is to manipulate children's minds to do exactly what you want. In The fiction short story, "The Lottery", by Shirley Jackson children are also manipulated by their elders to carry on the tradition of stoning a person at random annually in their village...

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  • The Lottery

    The Lottery In my opinion, the townspeople should not continue their practice due to different reasons. First, is sacrificing someone from your family worth it. Kids should not be exposed to something like this at a young age. Second, would they be comfortable knowing they let that happen to someone...

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    Sarhan 15 November 2013 The Lottery (1948) After reading the Lottery, the greatest downfall of this society is clinging to old traditions, which makes it impossible for an entire community to progress. The village people are convinced to conduct the lottery in June in order to have a prosperous...

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  • The Lottery

    In “The Lottery” the characteristics describe it as a comedy. Even though the ending is tragic, the story contains no hero, and does not really teach a lesson. Rather it shows a culture of a village and it’s villagers. That leaning in culture shows more realistic, and more common language. Such as...

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  • The Lottery

    Analysis of Major Characters Tessie Hutchinson When Tessie Hutchinson arrives late to the lottery, admitting that she forgot what day it was, she immediately stands out from the other villagers as someone different and perhaps even threatening. Whereas the other women arrive at the square calmly...

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  • The Lottery

    in the house after Tessie is laid to rest? The Lottery has just ended and I can’t believe that my beautiful Tessie is gone. I am sitting in the kitchen holding my head in my hands and wondering how I can continue to live without her. We won the lottery and I lost my wife and my kids lost their mother...

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  • The Lottery

    The Use of Religion in “The Lottery” Religion at times, is unconsciously referenced, or used in everyday life. This is portrayed in the short story “The Lottery”, written by Shirley Jackson. “The Lottery” is a story about a small village that maintains a ritualistic way of life to encourage the prosperous...

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