• Explication Of Theme In Shirley Jacksons The Lottery
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    In Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery," the theme of the story is dramatically illustrated by Jackson's unique tone. Once a year the villagers gather together in the central square for the lottery. The villagers await the arrival of Mr. Summers and the black box. Within the black box are folded slips of paper, one piece having a black dot on it. All the villagers then draw a piece of paper out of the box. Whoever gets the paper with the black dot wins. Tessie Hutchinson wins the lottery! Everyone t...
  • Isn't Fair ' She Said A Stone Story Hutchinson Mrs
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    A. 1) The tone, mood or atmosphere in the story begins with that of happiness and euphoria, by setting us up with a wonderful day that most everyone would enjoy. (Quote: "The morning of June 27 th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full-summer day... ." [pg 147]) However, later on in the story, it takes a different tone, and by the very end the tone is that of panic, disdain and fear. (Quote: "'It isn't fair, it isn't right,' Mrs. Hutchinson screamed, and then they were upon her." [...
  • The Lottery 2 Man Warner
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    'Controversy and Conflict Hits the Lottery'; The short story 'The Lottery'; by Shirley Jackson is very well known because of the tradition of the village. Tradition is a big point issued to the people throughout their lives. The title 'The Lottery'; sounds as if something good is being given away. As you know after reading the story, that isn't the case at all. The tradition the village faces is very controversial. The tradition of the lottery is taken in many different ways, because it is unex...
  • The Lottery By Shirley Jackson
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    Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery", raises many questions in the back of a reader's mind towards the destructive yet blind rituals of mankind. "The Lottery" clearly expresses Jackson's feelings concerning mankind's evil nature hiding behind traditions and rituals. She shows how coldness and lack of compassion in people can exhibit in situations regarding tradition and values. Jackson presents the theme of the short story with the use of symbols and setting. The setting of "The Lottery" supports the...
  • Dead Men's Path Tessie Hutchinson
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    Shakespeare once wrote, "The common curse of mankind, -- folly and ignorance" (Tro. 2. 3; Shakespeare). In "The Lottery" Shirley Jackson uses symbolism to point out the folly and ignorance associated with mankind's ability to justify their actions with superstition and tradition. "The Lottery" is a short story that without the symbolism of its characters would amount to little more than an odd tale about a stoning. The setting is an almost festive day in the town square. Jackson describes the c...
  • Shirley Jackson's The Lottery
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    " 'It isn't fair, it isn't right,' Mrs. Hutchinson screamed, and then they were upon her." (About Jackson 2) When a writer composes a short story, some may have a meaning and others may not. With the ones that have a purpose, it is usually a very profound, easily understood meaning that is developed within them. The quote is taken from Shirley Jackson's, The Lottery, which is one short story the has a very difficult meaning to be understood. From this one quote alone, a person...