"The Lottery" Essays and Research Papers

Page 1 of 50 - About 500 Essays
  • the lottery

    “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

    Free The LotteryShort storyShirley Jackson 1877 Words | 8 Pages

    Open Document
  • The Lottery

    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

    Premium The New YorkerShort storyThe Lottery 591 Words | 3 Pages

    Open Document
  • Lottery

    Death at a Lottery “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson opens with the descriptions of how the day was beginning and the describing the ordinary villagers and the pleasant and hot weather. The title itself gives the reader the general subject matter about the story. The reader automatically with the help of the title and the introduction of “The Lottery” provides them the thought this would be a pleasant story with a happily ever after‚ but the contrary it was anything but. The atmosphere of the town’s

    Premium The LotteryShirley JacksonShort story 859 Words | 4 Pages

    Open Document
  • The Lottery

    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

    Premium The LotteryForeshadowingShort story 425 Words | 2 Pages

    Open Document
  • The Lottery

    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

    Premium Short storyThe LotteryShirley Jackson 872 Words | 4 Pages

    Open Document
  • The Lottery

    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

    Premium StoningShort storyThe Lottery 761 Words | 4 Pages

    Open Document
  • The Lottery

    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

    Premium SymbolThe LotteryShort story 529 Words | 2 Pages

    Open Document
  • The Lottery

    English 102 September10‚ 2012 The Lottery “The Lottery” written by Shirley Jackson‚ focuses around an unnamed village on a particular day in the mid summer on June the twenty seventh the time the annual lottery usually took place. The main purpose the lottery served was to make the happening of enough rain in order to have good corn crops the following month after the ritual. In a way the story evolves around the misguided belief that when the villagers sacrificed one of their own to what may

    Premium Shirley JacksonShort storyThe New Yorker 828 Words | 4 Pages

    Open Document
  • The Lottery

    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

    Premium The LotteryStoningCapital punishment 814 Words | 4 Pages

    Open Document
  • The Lottery

    1102 14 February 2013 Mindless Tradition “The Lottery” (1948) by Shirley Jackson has provoked controversy and condemnation since its release. The short story takes place in a village where tradition is vital. The lottery is an annual event in which one individual is chosen by random to be viciously stoned by family and friends. All town members practice the ritual. The short story portrays how human nature engages in behaviors mindlessly. “The lottery was conducted—as were the square dances‚ the

    Free The LotteryShort storyShirley Jackson 889 Words | 4 Pages

    Open Document
Previous
Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 50