Summary Of The Lottery By Shirley Jackson

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The short story “The Lottery” written by Shirley Jackson was written in 1948 three years set back from the end of World War II which ended in September of 1945. Jackson known for her estranged stories of death and supernatural horrors. At the end of World War II no one really knew what could come next for the world and neither did Jackson, so The Lottery does a great job of representing the uncertainty and distress felt after the second great war. Jackson sets up a deceiving scene on a clear sunny day in June and instantly makes you rethink your warm feelings after realizing what the lottery system really is. Jackson pushes the envelope by telling a story of a village that blindly follows social normalities and conforms to a system that is in all reality completely backwards and shows how a modern society can appropriate and conform to ideas that do not seem logical,right, or justifiable. In the beginning Jackson conveys a sense of security and normalness as the children play around before the commencement of the drawing Jackson writes “The children assembled first, of course. School was recently over for the summer, and the feeling of liberty sat uneasily on most of them; they tended to gather together quietly for a while before they broke into boisterous play. and their talk was still of the classroom and the teacher, of books and reprimands. Bobby Martin had already stuffed his pockets full of stones, and the other boys soon followed his example, selecting the smoothest
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