The Lottery Essay by The Research Group

The Lottery
This paper analyzes Shirley Jackson's short story "The Lottery."
# 73801 | 675 words | 1 source | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2004 in Literature (General)

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The paper offers an analysis of Shirley Jackson's short story "The Lottery." The paper discusses the meaning of the characters' names and examines how they impart irony and foreshadow the ending of the story in ways that add impact to its shock.

From the Paper:

"Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" revolves around an annual rural town lottery wherein the winner is stoned to death by the other town members. Jackson uses a variety of techniques to ease us into this shock ending including opening her story in a pastoral and peaceful tone to ease us into the horrifying shock at the end of the story."

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