Bloom's Themes Of Foreshadowing In The Lottery By Shirley Jackson

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Bloom, Harold, ed. "Bobby Martin, Harry Jones, and Dickie Delacroix." Shirley Jackson, Bloom 's Major Short Story Writers. Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishing, 2001. Bloom 's Literature. Facts On File, Inc. Web. 23 Apr. 2016
Bloom’s article on “the lottery” provides an insight on the key issues of foreshadowing that is soon take place within the short story. Bloom gives information on Bobby Martin, Harry Jones, and Dickie Delacroix and how their actions are key to predicting what is soon to happen as the story progresses. He informs that the little boys are gathering stones at the begging of the story, in which they plan on using to contribute to the brutal murder of a neighbor within the village. Bloom gives details of how the story plays
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Coulthard then talks about how “The Lottery” is a reading usually encouraged by discussion questions accompanying the much-anthologized story. Coulthard applies how “The Lottery” is a grim, even nihilistic, parable of the evil inherent within human nature. Coulthard also provides details of how the village is displayed as a no genuine human community because there is no real bond of love within it. Coulthard’s point of view of “The Lottery” applies that humankind is evil and that Shirley Jackson’s short story is an example of how humans can kill for tradition without questioning …show more content…
He then talks about how it is a modern horror story and that it derives from a reversal of the reader’s expectations, already established by the ordinary setting of a warm june day in a rural community, Werlock talks about how the story opens innocently enough, as the townspeople gather for an unidentified annual event connected to the harvest of crops. The use of the character’s names initially seems to bolster the friendliness of the gather because of how they are called in alphabetical over. In retrospect, Werlock talks about how the male lottery organizers, Mr. Summer and Mr. Graves, provide us with clues to the transition from life to death. Hall finishes up about how the story is contemplating the violence and inhumanity of mankind, in which Jackson intended to

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