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The Lottery Essay

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  • on April 16, 2015
  • Category: English
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Rela 10 Michel-Ejeh
Period 8 09/21/14

The Lottery Essay

The author Shirley Jackson was the writer of this book the Lottery. Shirley
was born on 1916 in San Francisco, California. Shirley had begun writing when
she was a teenager one of the books written by her was the Lottery. The Lottery is
about a tradition that this town upholds they would gather to conduct their
annual lottery. The Lottery has a long history in this and surrounding towns. This
Lottery is not just any Lottery is something that people would call a sacrifice. This
event were ran by Mr. Summers and Mr. Graves villagers would pick a slip of
paper from an object called the black box that decide their fate the person with
the paper that had the black dot on the paper would be executed as an sacrifice
for the towns gain. In The Lottery through depictions of the nervousness of the
adults and children as well as her descriptions of the objects associated with the
lottery, Shirley Jackson in her short story. “The Lottery” suggests the horror of the
violence that concludes the story.
The Lottery suggests the terror of the violence by the way the villagers
acted towards the black box. “The villagers kept their distance, leaving a space
between themselves and the stool”. The villagers had left spaces between the
stool to avoid the black box. The fact the villagers kept their distance that their
was something about the black box that people just wanted to stay away like a
darkness that everybody was scared off. “There was a hesitation before two men,
Mr. Martin and his oldest son, Baxter came forward to hold the black box steady
on the stool while Mr. Summers stirred up the papers inside it”. People had
hesitated to help Mr. Summers to hold the black box to stay away. The villagers
were asked of help by Mr. Summers but the villagers started to hesitated to stay
away from the black box the villagers did not even want to get close neither...

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