Shirley Jackson 's Stories The Possibility Of Evil And The Lottery

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Shirley Jackson’s Stories
Shirley Jackson’s stories The Possibility of Evil and The Lottery are full of literary structural elements. Many authors use structural elements while creating a purpose and meaning while writing. Structural elements are used as a template in writing to help the reader better understand the nuances of the story. In other words, by giving the reader structural elements it helps create a foundation for the writing of the story. Not only do the majority of authors use structural elements in their writing, but it is also necessary writing a successful story. Although all authors use different structural elements for different genres, literary structural elements justify the intentions of the author through the use of tone, theme, and story message because the reader would then lose interest and discontinue reading. First, one of Shirley Jackson’s structural element that leaves the reader thinking is the tone of the story. Tone is shown throughout stories to give insight to the author’s feelings by using specific vocabulary especially in The Possibility of Evil. This story contains so much evidence for tone it is almost hard not to comprehend what the author wants the reader to feel. The story’s name has the word evil in it and even before you start to read you might have a feeling of forebodence due to this startling title. Also, the reader is introduced in the first sentence to “Miss Adela Strangeworth...” (p. 1, line 1). Her name…

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