Analysis Of Sacrifice In The Lottery By Shirley Jackson

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Shirley Jackson's “The Lottery” contains several powerful messages.First the message of sacrifice is taught to us. We see this in the story when old man Warner says “ Used to be a saying about ‘Lottery in June, corn be heavy soon”. This Quote shows us as readers the selflessness of the people in the village. If they win the lottery there willing to sacrifice their life to help the crops grow well to support the families of the village. Next we see the irony of the lottery. In the story they state all of the things Mr. Summers runs “The lottery was conducted--as were the square dances, the teen club, the Halloween program--by Mr. Summers”. All of the activities they list have a positive outcome, except for the lottery. As readers we see the

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