Annotated Bibliography: The Lottery

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Annotated Bibliography

In “The Lottery”, there is talk of right or wrong, just tradition and standard. Discuss what this may mean and how it acts as a metaphor for other outdated or outmoded cultural practices.

Acevedo, Gabriel A., and Miriam Thompson. "Blood, War, And Ritual: Religious Ecology, 'Strong ' Culture, And Human Sacrifice In The Premodern World." Anthropological Forum 23.3 (2013): 266-288. Academic Search Complete. Web. 7 Apr. 2016.

This article is about human sacrifice in premodern societies. Models suggest that premodern societies that expressed community ties through religious ceremonies were more likely to engage in human sacrifice, while beliefs in spirit aggression are correlated with lower likelihood of human sacrifice. …show more content…

"The Morning of June 28, 1948, and 'The Lottery. '" "The Story and Its Writer. 2nd ed. Ed. Ann Charters. New York: St. Martin 's P, 1987.
Ann Charters is a professor of American Literature at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. The morning of the lottery is a summary of the short story, and also offers a reaction of the people of the community after feeling that the lottery was taking place for real, somewhere near them.
The reason why I choose this article is because it give us a picture of the creation of the people the day the lottery was publish. It give us hope, because people got mad, i explain how people even cancel their subscription to the news paper, out of anger and offended by Jackson’s story. However, to me it opens a questions: do you thing that people would have reacted the same if the date was different, or if the story was explained as something happening in another country. what it the act of the lottery what offended the subscribers or the idea of the lottery happening to them?

Jackson, Shirley. "The Lottery." June 26, 1948. Web. 07 Apr. …show more content…

with insights from Shirley Jackson 's "The Lottery". This article is comparable with the case of human sacrifice in the lottery. The divisions of class, gender, and the justice system. The reason why i choose this article is because just like the lottery speaks about capital punishment, just that the prospective is different. In the Lottery the sacrifice was a tradition to secure a good year of crops, and was not see as a punishment, but more like something normal.Today, execution in the US is used primarily for murder, espionage and

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