"The Lottery" By Shirley Jackson. 1. Focus/Thesis For Your

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"THE LOTTERY" by Shirley Jackson 1. Focus/thesis for your essay on the story you are researching The traditions and the rituals of the lottery authored by Shirley Jackson seems to be just as old as the town itself, more so since most residents don’t actually recall any of the old rituals, ven the Old Man Warner, who celebrates his 77th lottery. This implies that they are archaic in some ways and they are rooted in the traditions and superstitions that seem to include the crops and the human sacrifice. In the Salem Witch Trials in the early America, one of the common presumed complaints about “witches” was that they were responsible for the bad harvests, that way in many ways “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson can be is seen as a metaphor…show more content…
It is clear that Jackson, in creating that horrific story, was thinking about the brutality of the World War II that corrupted many “civilized” people. 3. List the 3 secondary sources (located online) that you intend to use to support your essay focus Jackson, Shirley. The lottery and other stories. Macmillan, 2005. Jackson, Shirley. The Lottery and Other Stories. New Canadian Library, 2016. Kosenko, Peter. "A Reading of Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Lottery’." New Orleans Review 12.1 (1985): 27-32. Shirley Jackson is an American author was made famous by the short story on, “The Lottery”, which was written in 1948. On the story, she commented, “Explaining just what I had hoped the story to say is very difficult. I supposed that by setting a particular brutal ancient rite in the present and in my village the story’s readers with a dramatization of the pointless violence and general inhumanity in their own lives.” 5. Present the 5 quotations from the story you currently intend to use. Their value will be assessed by how they relate to your essay thesis. “Clean forgot what day it was, “she said to Mrs. Delacroix who stood next to her, and they both laughed softly. This was a moment of friendship which is later exposed as hollow and meaningless. “Get up there, Bill, “Mrs. Hutchinson said. This passage

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