Analysis Of The Book ' The Lottery ' By Shirley Jackson Essay

1213 Words Apr 14th, 2016 5 Pages
More than likely in every book, novel, article, or story the object or person will have a meaning beyond the text. For example , Amazon 's logo has the title and an arrow pointing from the letter a to the letter z the reason for this is because you can find anything you want on Amazon from the letter A to Z. All in all symbols are used in everyday things from colors to numbers to even logos. You just have to see beyond the text or object in order to see what it symbolically represents. In this 1949 short story by Shirley Jackson, A village of both young children and elders go through a process called the lottery. This event happens every June on the 27th in the middle of the village. As everyone gathered around Tessie Hutchinson was running late since she was at home do chores. Once she got there Mr. Summers began by calling out names to see who was there. After he called the names they began the lottery by having each man of the household grab a piece of paper from the black box on the three legged chair. As each head of the household chooses a piece of paper, everyone held the paper folded until everyone already choose a paper. So once everyone had a paper they opened it up. Since Mr. Hutchinson was the one with the black dot on his paper his family had to put the paper back and see who will get the black dot. It ends up being Tessie Hutchinson, who wanted to throw her own daughter into her mess that already had her own family. When you think of the lottery you see it…

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