An Archetypal Horror Story In Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

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One can see that by examining the symbolism of the setting and the irony of a welcoming setting Shirley Jackson's The Lottery is not an archetypal horror story. Firstly one could argue against the statement that, The Lottery is not and an archetypal horror story’ but without the knowledge of The Lottery being a horror story one could most certainly fall victim to Shirley Jackson's alluring descriptions. Upon examining the quote “The morning of July 27th was clear and sunny with a fresh warmth of a full summer day” one could infer this more as a adventuring and coming of age story than a horror, it comes off as endearing more than horror, although it may have been intended that way. Further investigation of the story may push one to believe
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