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Plot Summary of "The Lottery"

Summary: A short plot summary of Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery," which is a cautionary short story about the dangers of unexamined traditions and the dark side of human nature.
In her short story "The Lottery," Shirley Jackson reveals a dark look into society that lampoons traditions, families, and the cruelty that humans can reveal towards each other. I feel that Jackson's view of traditions, families, and society were slanted because of her own bitter life.

The story of "The Lottery" takes place on a normal morning in June, in a small village of about 300 people. Everyone is gathering together for the annual lottery drawing. The air is festive and the children's attitudes would even suggest a town picnic. Everyone in the village must participate regardless of age. As the reader quickly realizes this not a picnic, nor is it a normal lottery drawing.

There is quiet a dawning of realization as we find ourselves wondering about this "shabby black box" (B & R, 356). Why would they give away a wonderful lottery prize in an old battered box? Then...

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