Suspense And Foreshadowing In Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

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“The Lottery,” is a short story written by Shirley Jackson portraying what readers think would be an innocent story. The story takes place in the summer, in a small village of 300 people. In the story Jackson describes the people of the village gathering for their annual lottery that has happened for years. She sets up her readers by naming the story “The Lottery,” which have them believe that the lottery will be a great outcome. Although, as readers read the story they have an odd feeling that something terrible will occur at any moment and there will be no great outcome. Throughout the story Jackson uses suspense, symbolism and foreshadowing while having readers discover the main theme of the story. The author creates a suspenseful mood
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