Shirley Jackson The Lottery Quote Analysis

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In Shirley Jackson’s short story The Lottery she is able to traumatize and shock the readers by portraying mortality and immoral crimes done by children that don’t know any better. At the end of the story, we start to see the reveal of the true meaning behind the lottery and the grim events that will ensue because of this, as Mrs. Hutchinson begs for forgiveness we see something very grim take place with some of the younger characters. “The children had stones already. And someone gave little Davy Hutchinson a few pebbles.”(Jackson 78). When you see deeper into the events that are happening given in the quote you realize how disturbing it actually is. Little children are stoning a woman to death, committing a clear act of murder, and to them,

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