The Lottery By Shirley Jackson Essay

842 Words May 11th, 2016 4 Pages
The Lottery When we all hear the word lottery we all think of something good right? It usually means you acquire money when you win the lottery, not in this case. Shirley Jackson sure turned the tables on this piece of her work. This is one of the lotteries you wouldn’t ever want to win or even be a part of. In the story “The Lottery” written in 1948 Shirley Jackson did not mention anything about the lottery being a good or bad thing. It kept the readers on edge about what she may have been talking about. When you first start to read the story it appears to be a good lottery. It appears to be a good lottery when Shirley Jackson speaks about how appealing the village is and how the scenery ties into how stunning the village is. “The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full summer day; the flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green.” (Shirley Jackson 1) Was one of the ways she vividly described the village and how it may be a good lottery. You would never assume it was a bad lottery, it appeared to just be an ordinary day in the village. There were also other festive activities going on before The Lottery such as, square dancing, the teen club and the Halloween program. The Lottery quickly takes a turn for the worst when you hear them talking about the gathering of stones, and how it was only going to take a few hours for the lottery made you second guess if it was a good lottery. “Bobby martin had already stuffed his…

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