Population Control In The Lottery By Shirley Jackson

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Shirley Jackson, author of "The Lottery" portrayed the short story of death when a person wins the raffle in order to unravel the idea of population control. In the first paragraph, it said, “... there were only about three hundred people…” (1) Jackson used two key words: only and about. The population was neither exactly three hundred people, or was there about three hundred people. This foreshadows that something will happen to the population of the village. In addition, the people in the village thought they already have too much people in their village, and doesn't want to populate any further. “... Mr. Summers had argued, had been all very well when the village was tiny, but now that the population was more than three hundred and likely
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