The Lottery By Shirley Jackson

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“Although the villagers had forgotten the ritual and lost the original black box, they still remembered to use stones”. During 1948, promptly world war II ,“The Lottery” was published by Shirley Jackson. The story was true expression of Jackson’s genuine thoughts about human beings and their heinous competence in an annual village event for corn harvest .
First, her used to word symbolized main point of the story. Second, Jackson was inspired by few historical events happened in the past and a life incident in her life. Lastly, She was able to accomplish the connection between historical and biographical with the story. Therefore, Shirley Jackson’s “ The Lottery” is an indirect reflection of her factual life and time moment.

In addition, her used of word symbolized main point of the story. The white slip of paper symbolize equality among the villagers; all are affected to the desperate destiny of the lottery winner. A stated in, Kirkus Reviews, “ Each head of family must draw from an heirloom box a slip of paper. He who draws the slip with the black, circular mark is chosen; his family must draw again. The member of his family who draws the marked slip will be stoned, presumably to death, by the rest of the town, including the remaining family members”(257).Moreover, when Tessie protests her husband Bill 's drawing of the marked slip, one of the villagers reminds her "All of us took the same chance." Just as the black box augur death, the slips found inside

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