Analysis Of The Lottery By Shirley Jackson

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Shirley Jackson was born in 1916 in California. Her early works, including “The Lottery”, was highly controversial. Shirley moved to New York City after she graduated college in 1940. Her writing started appearing in many publications, including The New Yorker. In 1948, The New Yorker published "The Lottery" a short story by Shirley. Her story received the most feedback of any story in The New Yorker’s history. Many letters showed confusion among the readers about what the story meant and a lot of anger about the ending of the story. Even though it received a lot of hate, "The Lottery" became a very important short story.
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