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The Lottery

Summary: Discusses Shirley Jackson's story, "The Lottery". Describes how Jackson used numerous literary elements that lead us to believe that her piece is an innocent story about small-town America. Instead the reader is caught totally off guard as the realization of brutality and cruelty hits hard.
Shirley Jackson is responsible for writing "The Lottery" in 1948. By pursuing a sense of horror Jackson has made an unforgettable impression on both critics and general public. To do so Shirley used numerous elements that lead us to believe that her piece proceeds to be an innocent story about small-town America. Instead the reader is caught totally off guard as the realization of brutality and cruelty hits hard.

The story takes place in a small village during the early-to-mid 1900s. Shirley presents to us a dynamic character, Tessie Hutchinson, which undergoes a permanent personality and mortality change as a result of the situation presented in the story. At the plot of the story Tessie, as the rest of the villagers, believes that this will be just another lottery. Another civil and ordinary draw that wont engage her when it comes down to it. Closer to the conclusion, Mrs...

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