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The Lottery By Shirley Jackson

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A story that really stood out to me was “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson. This short story is really different from any story that I have read and it is very unique. “The Lottery” is about a small town that follows a strong tradition called the lottery. The lottery is when the whole town gets together and they all put their family name in a black box, then every family has to choose one from the box. Whoever pulls out a black dot gets stoned by everyone in the whole town. The theme to this story is that just because it is a tradition, doesn’t mean it’s good and you should keep it. I view this novel as a good, enjoyable, and educational story. I really loved this short story and recommend it to anyone who enjoys old and historical tales. A lot of things stood out to me about “The Lottery.” This story is very different and very powerful, the message to this story is also very important. I think that Jackson is trying to get a strong point across to the audience, which as a reader I enjoy finding the meaning to a story. The main characters of this story all have very important roles to this story and I feel like I know them when I read the story which really helps me connect. The writing style of this story made it easy to read and understand. Jackson wrote this story in a way that is easy and clean to read. The major point to this story is that you cannot always keep doing it just because it’s a tradition. Not all traditions are good and safe. The lottery has been a strong
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