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The Lottery, a Summary

Summary: Summarizes the short story, "The Lottery," by Shirley Jackson. Describes how the orderly plot structure allows readers to experience the story as if they were witnessing actual events. Discusses the use of conflict in the story.
The orderly plot structure allows readers to experience the story as if they were witnessing actual events. The unsettling familiarity of these events suggests to readers that their community, too, may be clinging thoughtlessly to outdated traditions in spite of negative consequences. Because it does not evaluate or explain the savage events of the story, the objective, detached point of view used in "The Lottery" forces readers to ask the question, "why do people often get stuck on outdated traditions in spite of not only negative, but tragic consequences"" Shirley Jackson sets the savage ritual events of her story in a bland, unremarkable setting, suggesting that this disturbing scenario can occur anywhere, and no one in society is excluded.

The short story "The Lottery" presents conflict on more than one level. The most important conflict in the story is between the subject matter and the way the story...

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