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Narrator Unreliability in "The Lottery"

Summary: Essay provides an analysis of "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson.
? "Who's got it"? "Is it the Dunsbars"? "Is it the Watsons"? ? The crowd was screaming. Who has what? What could be so important? Was it a new car? Money? Gold? No. The greatest prize was DEATH! Only in a twisted town could such a horrific lottery happen. Or maybe, to them it could be normal. In the story "The Lottery? by Shirley Jackson, the narrator proved to be unreliable by setting a false mood of normality, not being outraged by the crowd's actions, and by molding the story to make a point.

The first way that the narrator proved to be unreliable was because he set up a false sense of normality. What is normality? Dictionaries say it is an accepted standard of behavior within a society. So maybe to the people of the village and the narrator, killing by a mass drawing is normal. This is shown...

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