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Discussion Of Themes In Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

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“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom” (Isaac Asimov). During the late 1940’s World War II, also known as the “Cold War” came to an end. The U.S faced major concerns such as the brutal reality of the war, the Holocaust and the atomic bomb. Leaving society not only clueless, but it had modeled them to become people who are willing to accept anything that does not affect them. Author Shirley Jackson who lived in a society which was facing the spread of communism and lacked women's rights, published “The Lottery”, in hope to convey several themes across to the people. Theme is a message that an author demonstrates to the readers through their writing. In “The Lottery” Shirley
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