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    “The Lottery” – by Shirley Jackson Name:_____________________________ ELA 10 Questions From the context of the story‚ who controls the town? Explain. Mr. Summers‚ Mr. Graves and Mr. Martin are the leaders of the town. Because‚ in the story‚ Mr. Summers owns the village’s largest business and also the major of the town. Mr. Summers has more “time and energy to devote to civic activities.” It indicates that he has money and leisure. Mr. Graves is the government official; the

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    Monique Lewis Ashcraft English 102 Feb. 25‚ 2013 The Lottery Following it’s publication in the New Yorker in 1948‚ Shirley Jackson’s "the lottery" aroused much controversy‚ leading to that issue of the new Yorker quickly being sold out. Through the use of comedy and irony‚ Jackson demonstrates the "pointless violence and general inhumanity in [readers] own lives" The lottery takes place in a small close knit town where tradition is taken quite seriously. Each year an event is held in which

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    are passed down overtime because certain individuals are afraid of the consequences. In a small village‚ there is a yearly tradition that randomly selects one individual to be stoned by the entire village. This tradition is known as “The Lottery.” In “The Lottery‚” Shirley Jackson combines foreshadowing with a comforting tone thus both concealing and revealing the shocking ending. Shirley Jackson’s use of a benevolent tone leaves readers unsuspecting of the ironic ending. As the story begins

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    The Lottery On a clear morning‚ June 27th‚ the townspeople‚ men‚ women‚ and children begin to assemble for the lottery which is to begin at ten in the morning. The opening paragraphs completely mask the underlying darkness of this short story. As the reader progresses throughout the story‚ these deeper elements of the story become evident. "The Lottery" successfully combines elements of horror‚ irony‚ hypocrisy‚ and tradition in a way that fulfills Carver’s criteria of a story that exemplifies

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    Engl151C-17 September 16‚ 2011 “The Lottery” Traditions The main theme of “The Lottery‚” by Shirley Jackson‚ is tradition. Traditions are beliefs‚ legends‚ customs‚ information and other things that are passed down from generation to generation. This theme is shown in many different ways throughout the story. The first way tradition is shown in the story is with the ritual that the town people call the lottery. The second way tradition is shown is by the character Mrs. Hutchinson. Another character

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    Destini Lloyd Joy Surles Eng 113 March 26‚ 2013 The Lottery What is the definition of inhumanity? Inhumanity is great cruelty and a lack of humanity. Once you understand that a normal human being would then question how people could be so cruel to one another. The inhumanity of taking chance is evident in “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson. The author paints a vivid picture of how taking a gamble is not worth the loss. The mindset of traditionalism‚ selfishness‚ and inhumanness speaks volume

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    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 when Joe Summers enters the scene he says “Little late today‚ folks.” And when he needs help with carrying the black box he asks the Martins “Some of you fellows want to give me a hand?” This shows

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    What I feel after reading the Lottery   Shirley Jackson’s lottery is really an interesting and unique story indeed and it is unlike any other boring literary stuff I read. In fact‚ I think it is the best story I have ever read so far. It not only has a strong and clear story setting but also has an intrigued plot. All of the characters and objects in the story have their distinctive meanings and characteristics. For example‚ Mr. Summer plays the role as the innovator because he suggested replacing

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    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 elements of a short story‚ atmosphere‚ plot and characters to create a sense of horror. One of the five elements of a short story that Jackson uses to create a sense of horror is atmosphere. Jackson

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    The lottery is a short story that cruelly documents the annual sacrifice of an unlucky townsperson. The majory of the story is the process of selecting the townsperson being sacrificed. This process is called the lottery. Jackson uses an abundant amount of symbols throught her story which perfectly convey the inhuman tradition that is the lottery. The two main symbols Jackson uses are the townspeople’s names‚ and the objects used to conduct the lottery. The names assigned to the townspeople play

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