Irony In The Lottery By Shirley Jackson

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In the story “The lottery” by Shirley Jackson the point, moral and theme of the story is a dark and cruel because it says that the townspeople stoned her due to the fact that there is overpopulation and it was a brutal way to remove someone from the village which is the irony that this story has. The tone of the story in the beginning of the story seems to be nice and smooth, the mood feels calm and gentle with nothing to fear.
For example, in the beginning of the story everybody is happy and cheerful, but towards
The middle of the story it gets a little intense because we think that the prize is money or something fancy but in reality it really isn’t. Another example to back up this point is a quote from a character in the story who is named Old man Warner says “It’s not the way it used to be” and “people ain’t the way they used to be”. The mood of the story is bipolar because in the beginning it has a nice feeling that you think that this story may not be what you thought it was going to be but when you reach the end. It
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And a quote from a character named Hannah Arendt called the lottery “the banality of evil” because the end result shows a brutal way to get rid of someone because towards the end of the story, a section of it points out that “although the villagers had forgotten the ritual and lost the original black box, they still remembered to use stone” which proves that this is a worst type of way to play a “ game” and would get a “prize” but in reality the prize is getting stoned to death to reduce the population in a village instead of asking nicely to just simply leave the village not just creating some game to get rid of huge amounts of people by throwing stones

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