The Lottery Thesis

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THE LOTTERY ESSAY In “The Lottery,” a short story by Shirley Jackson, People of the town all come together for an annual tradition, a lottery, although the winner does not win anything except being killed by the townspeople with stones. In “The Lottery.” Many details compel the reader to keep reading and think it is just a story with nothing out of the ordinary. Then at the end of the book, the reader is shocked at the outcome and “prize” of the lottery. This is a trick they use to build suspense and then show the harsh reality of the story. At first, The children stuff their pockets full of rocks which may seem usual but turns out to be very unsettling near the end of the story. The author writes. “'Bobby Martin had already
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