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The Lottery Essay

  • Submitted by: NNICHOL2
  • on April 2, 2014
  • Category: English
  • Length: 390 words

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“The lottery” by Shirley Jackson the story is about a village’s lottery; the villagers gather up for the lottery to make a sacrifice for the ritual. After the lottery was commenced, the results reveal that Bill Hutchinson and his family are the chosen ones to be sacrificed for the ritual. Tessie Hutchinson which is Bill’s wife thinks it’s not fair for that to happen. They feel as though the Hutchinson family picks their lottery. Then Tessie Hutchinson is picked to make a sacrifice but then gets killed. Although the author Shirley Jackson develops a complicated plot in the story I will help the readers understand the style of the story in which Mrs. Jackson tells.

      In the story “The Lottery” deals with a lot of violent murder each year. Dangerous tradition can be when people follow it blindly. The villager’s seemed harmless but also brings out this man to lead the lottery. While the children runabout gathering stones in the town square. The “Lottery” has a tradition that consists of more than handmade slips of paper, but everyone is running around the town with funny weird looking black boxes. The tradition is run in a small town that brings families and generations together. Even though Shirley Jackson talks about what people have for the tradition, the villagers don’t really know much about the lottery’s origin but still try to preserve the tradition.

      Shirley Jackson uses a certain type of language to show the style of the story of when people are in danger; they become selfish because they only care about themselves. In “The Lottery” the author quotes Tessie Hutchinson held her hand out desperately as the villagers moved in on “it isn’t fair” she said”. Tessie screamed to Mr. Summers (the man that had the power in the village.) “You didn’t give him enough time to take any paper that he wanted. Which wasn’t fair”? As Tessie was begging and pleading for help the villagers did not kill her but gave her another chance. The villagers didn’t care, so...

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