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Book Review of "The Lottery"

Summary: "The Lottery," a short story by Shirley Jackson, examines a different type of "lottery," where the "winner" is stoned to death.
Shirley Jackson, the author, begins with a public gathering on a fine day. All the villagers gather in the square, waiting to draw their annual lots. I have been puzzled since the very beginning. Why do the boys fill their pockets with stones? Why are there piles of stones in the corner? What are they used for? As I went on, I kept wondering: why do people appear so serious and nervous? The lottery seems so unusual that it has a special impact on all the people presented. Having finished the story, I suddenly came to realize that the lottery is indeed unusual. It does have something to do with gambling except that the prize is not money, but a person's life! There does be a crowd, but they don't congratulate the winner, but stone him to death!

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