The Lottery Narrative Analysis

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A third-person narration story is the separation or indirect involvement of a narrator with the action of a story, and this type of narration can influence the content and theme of a story. A third-person storyteller can sometimes be all-seeing, also known as omniscient, or they can be limited meaning to adhere firmly to the viewpoint of a specific character or characters. Third-person narrations are the most common narratives used. Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” and Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s “Harrison Bergeron” are two good examples of third-person stories. These two stories give the authors the liberty to influence their content and theme across to readers using third-person narration without being biased.

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The story asks the reader to consider the rituals and traditions people follow without thinking as members of our society on a primary level. Besides being able to criticize the acts of the village’s customs as being right or wrong, the story also allows the reader to analyze a classic division of social and gender classes. What is peculiar about the tradition in the story is that it seems to be forever ongoing; no one knows when it began, and no one knows when it will end. The deception and lack of history is what makes the village tradition so powerful. The people of the village can 't even imagine rebelling against it. "The Lottery" explores unusual shifts in loyalties and friendships of the villagers. The ritual of the story appears to be so natural to the villagers that they can 't think intelligently about what they are doing. It is only the reader, as an outsider, who can really withstand the psychotic ritual. "The Lottery" approaches family in an amusing manner. For example, each person from all the families must draw by household in the lottery each year. In the heart of this ritual, it is during the play of the lottery that the family bonds that connect each of them become completely pointless. Once the lottery has concluded, families and friends regain their importance, and the families who have lost members …show more content…
He wants to show a society that exalts the lowest social norm by handicapping all those with talent, intellect, and beauty. In turn, this allows a society to be equal and unbiased. Although one may laugh at his foolish opinions, we could conclude that Vonnegut claims that society is already going down that very road. So that no one accepts responsibility for their own actions, society has been compelled to protect the innocent, but it also protects the incompetent and insignificant crowds. It seems optimistic that, although the restorative efforts to extinguish all that is beautiful, brilliant, or talented in his story, Vonnegut hints that a controlled society will preserve these values. However, we get a glimpse of his pessimistic views in the story as well, and it is revealed when Harrison Bergeron throws off his shackles and weights. After this, Harrison starts to dance, but this is his only rebellious act. Vonnegut’s point is that society needs opponents that are willing to risk everything in order to make life a better place. To be fair to one group, society must be unfair to others is the ironic reality and the basis of “Harrison Bergeron,” but it leaves room for the reader to make their own opinions and conclusions concerning the very subject. Vonnegut asks, with an unbiased tongue, what are humans for in society? If there is a grand plan for society, why can

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