“The Lottery”, by Shirley Jackson is a very suspenseful, yet very shocking short story. This story is set in a small village, on a hot summers day in June. Flowers are blooming, and the towns people are gathering for the lottery, which is a tradition the town does every year. As the reader reads the first paragraph they think this is a happy story. The title also says, “The Lottery” which is a word often used for winning something or receiving a prize. It’s a beautiful summer day and everything seems
Writing style can be defined as “what sets his or her writing apart and makes it unique”. Every author has their own style of writing, that makes them stand out in the literary world. To construct a style of writing, an author can use many techniques known as literary devices, or writer’s techniques. Some of these devices include, allegory, alliteration, personification, dialogue, connotation, illusions, imagery, symbolism, foreshadowing, similes, metaphors, etc. There are various tools that can
the purpose of understanding why writers write, this essay offers an analysis of the short stories of Shirley Jackson and Gabriel Marquez: “The Lottery” and “The handsomest drowned man in the world” respectively. Both writers perpetuate a contemporary literary genre in which realistic narrative and naturalistic technique are combined with surreal elements of dream or fantasy. Jackson and Garcia Marquez use symbolism in “the Lottery and “The handsomest drowned man in the world” to explore and communicate
Introduction Psychological approach to literary analysis aims at understanding the behavior and actions of the characters by studying their psyche and its relation to the author of the text. Psychological analysis assists in developing a general method of predicting actions and understanding why actions and events happened the way it did based on the study of psyche of both characters and authors. Every literary work is the product of the author’s psyche, their active imagination and thoughts.