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In "The Lottery" Shirley Jackson fills her story with many literary elements to mask the evil. The story demonstrates how it is in human nature to blindly follow traditions. Even if the people have no idea why they follow. The title of the story plays a role in how Shirley Jackson used some literary elements to help mask the evils and develop the story. The title “The Lottery” serves as an allegory.
It is illegal to kill and steal. Also, lying in a court of law is perjury. Christianity is the most common religion in western society. Although there are many different denominations of Christians today, including Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Assembly of God, Lutheran, Methodist and many more, they all are based on the fact that Jesus died for their sins and they are forgiven. &n... ... middle of paper ... ...rom its tradition of law.
The narrator does not seem happy for someone to win the lottery so that means that nothing good is going to happen and neither seems to be scared because this is a routine they must follow every year as part of the village. The Lottery is told in third person objective, which means someone from another village was telling the story and who knew everyone well. This type of narrator works so well for this type of story because it focuses on the events that are occurring rather than thoughts of the
This terrible tradition is placed into the lives of the descendants of the town, so it is passed on from generation to generation. All these people are taught to let the evil inside of them loose during the lottery. The evil in the people is brought out during the lottery. It is more of an evil that is held in, rather than hidden. All of this evil comes out once a year for the lottery and takes over the mind and body of all of its participants, which makes them see this ritual as a normal tradition that has been kept alive for many years.
Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery is a story about a small town’s tradition. Every summer the town’s people gather in the square for a ritualistic drawing of names, however, the winner of the drawing will lose their life. No one in the village questions the sadistic ceremony, everyone simply complies. Jackson suggest that the tradition is as old as the town and thus many portions of the ceremony have long been forgotten yet the villagers are faithful to the portions that have been remembered without question. Jackson cleverly demonstrates how dangerous tradition can be when blindly followed.
“They do say,” Mr. Adams said to Old Man Warner, who stood next to him, ‘that ov... ... middle of paper ... ...or anxious about the situation. In summary, the short story The Lottery by Shirley Jackson was a very suspenseful and unusual story. The author had interesting ways to tell the reader about the events that take place and why. By using very descriptive details and focusing mainly on what exactly was taking place, the author offers the reader a sense of keenness to know what will happen at the end. Even though the author was not entirely clear about why the lottery was taking place and what the result would be, she is more than clear about the townsfolk’s feelings regarding the whole situation.
In “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, tradition is seen as very high and something to be respected not to be messed with. Although, the lottery has been removed from other towns, the village where the story is set in still continues to participate in the lottery. It is almost as if the other towns realized the lack of humanity in the tradition. However, the village still continues with the lottery even though the majority of the ritual has been lost or changed. The oldest man in the village complains about how the lottery is not what it used to be.
This lottery strikes little fear in its participants regardless of their knowledge of the inevitable outcome. It’s the way of the world, so to speak; Just another civic activity. “The lottery was conducted—as were the square dances, the teen club, and the Halloween Program—by Mr. Summers, who had time and energy to devote to civic activities.” Everyone seems to turn a blind eye to the brutality of the event, going about it as if were at all to be comparable to any other communal activity. Even the children participate without a second thought, playfully collecting stones among themselves in the beginning of the
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