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  • Lottery By Shirley Jackson
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    When you hear the word lottery, you probably think of winning a large sum of money before being stoned to death. ' The Lottery' by Shirley Jackson brings this horrible idea to life. While the overall mood of the story depicts a typical day in a small rural town, through great use of imagery and irony, one is set up for an unusual ending. Shirley Jackson uses the element of surprise. The way of the story ends is unlike anyone could predict. The main object of The Lottery is the action of the lott...
  • Lottery By Shirley Jackson
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    The Lottery In many stories, settings are constructed to help build the mood and to foreshadow of things to come. 'The Lottery' by Shirley Jackson is a story in which the setting sets up the reader to think of positive outcomes. However, this description of the setting foreshadows exactly the opposite of what is to come. In addition, the theme that we learn of at the end leads us to think of where the sanity of some human beings lies. The story begins with the establishment of the setting. To be...
  • Cattle Trail Route
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    Chisholm Trail When the railroads moved west to the Great Plains, the 'Cattle Boom " began. Southern Texas became a major ranching area with the raising of longhorn cattle from Mexico. Cattle was branded by the rawhide's who guarded them on horseback on the ranges. Before the Civil War, small herds of Texas cattle were driven by the cowboys to New Orleans, some as far west as California, and some to the north over the Shawnee Trail. This trail passed through Dallas and near the Indian Territory,...
  • Shirley Anita St Hill Chisholm
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    Hill Chisholm was born on November 30, 1924 in Brooklyn, New York. Her Father, Charles St. Hill was an immigrant from French Guyana (now it is called Guyana) and her mother, Ruby (Seale) was an immigrant from Barbados. Charles was a factory worker and her mother was a seamstress and a mother to help provide for the family. Young couples had a hard time making ends meet, and in hope of saving some of their money, they sent their children back to the Caribbean. Shirley at 3 years old and her 2 you...
  • Jackson's Last Novel
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    Life and Work Shirley Jackson was born on December 14, 1919 to Leslie and Geraldine Jackson. Her surroundings were comfortable and friendly. Two years after Shirley was born, her family with her newborn brother moved from San Francisco to Burlingame, California, about thirty miles away. "According to her mother, Shirley began to compose verse almost as soon as she could write it" (Friedman, 18). As a child, Shirley was interested in sports and literature. In 1930, a year before she attended Burl...
  • Jacksons Novels And Short Stories Violence
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    Shirley Jackson was born in San Francisco, California on December 14, 1916. Jackson began writing in journals at a very young age. She took an interest in the supernatural at as a child as this 1933 New Years Resolution shows; seek out the good in others rather than explore the evil (Ragland). Jackson started college at the University of Rochester. She dropped out of school, and transferred to Syracuse University, in the fall. At Syracuse University, she met her husband Stanley Edgar Hyman. Afte...
  • Shirley Jackson
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    "Shirley Jackson" Shirley Jackson was born December 14, 1919 in San Francisco, California. Her mother was a perfectionist who forced her ideals upon young Shirley. Behind her mother's back, however, Shirley Jackson rebelled. She was very much into drugs, alcohol, with craft, and cigarettes. In 1934, she enrolled into the University of Rochester. In 1937, she transferred to Syracuse University. Between the time she transferred in 1937 until the time she graduated in 1939, fifteen of her literary ...
  • Lottery In A Very Practical Way
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    8 March 2000"The Lottery " Shirley Jackson wrote "The Lottery" in 1948, not long after the second World War. The horror of the Holocaust was still fresh in everyone's mind's. Jackson wrote this story to remind everyone that we are not so far from this world of sadistic human sacrifice. She created a town, very much like any American town, with the gathering of the towns people to celebrate some annual event. She wanted to shine a mirror on contemporary society, a reflection of humanity, or rathe...
  • Shirley Chisholm
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    Shirley st. hill chisholm (1924-2005) Researched By: Tamiya K. Hicks 5 B A Brief Biography of Shirley Chisholm (1924-2005) Shirley St. Hill was born in New York City on November 30, 1924 she was the oldest of four daughters. Her parents were Charles and Ruby St. Hill. In 1927 at age 3 Shirley was sent to live on her grandmother's farm in Barbados. She attended British grammar school and picked up the Caribbean accent that marked her speech. Shirley moved back to New York in 1934 at the age of 11...
  • Famous Movie Star
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    Shirley Temple: Black Hollywood's Youngest Star Did you ever know that a little girl could be a famous movie star? It happened to Shirley Temple, she became Hollywood's youngest star. On April 23, 1928 Shirley Temple was born. One day, when Shirley was three and a half years old, about two hundred children gathered at her dance school to audition for a movie. Shirley raced out onto the brightly lit stage and got the part in the movie series Baby Burlesks. For the next two years, Shirley sang her...
  • 4 Years Shirley Chisholm
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    A political leader for many years, and a co-founder of the National womens Political Caucus, Shirley Chisholm is the one of the most famous African - American woman in politics. She was the first black woman to be elected to congress, and also was the first black women to run for president (1972). She was even asked by bill Clinton to serve as American ambassador to Jamaica. But this isnt her whole life, so in these further paragraphs I plan to tell you about her great and wonderful life. In 192...
  • Lottery By Shirley Jackson Historical Analysis
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    When analyzing Shirley Jackson's short story "The Lottery" from a new historical prospective, many factors must be considered. "The Lottery" was published in The New Yorker on the morning of June 28, 1948. Shirley Jackson had written this short story just three weeks before this day. This date is important when understanding the society in which Shirley Jackson was living and the impact that this historical period had on "The #Lottery."The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson was found to be objectionabl...
  • Shirley Temple Black
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    On April 23, 1928 a little star was born. In her future life as a movie actress, she would perform in forty motion pictures, fifty television shows, be number one at the box office, and possess the smile and talent that would bring the country out of the Depression. This all began when she was only three, but ended shortly at the age of twenty-one. As her movie career ended, her adult life began without her mother's guide. She began her family life as a housewife and later on she became a diplom...

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