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    The Lottery, by Shirley Jackson was about a community lost in a tradition that they refused to let go, no matter how violent it was. The tradition was that each year, on June 27th, the people of the small village would gather in the town square and draw a name of a person in the community that would be stoned to death to help with their future crops. The unlucky “winner” of this year was Mrs. Tessie Hutchinson. Tessie Hutchinson was a selfish women who hid her terrible ways behind her title of a house wife and mother and ultimately payed the price of her own abandonment. In the early on the morning of the lottery while everyone was in the square, Tessie was oblivious to the day it was. She was so caught up in her family duties, washing the dishes, she forgot about the lottery. We first meet her as she’s running down the path with her sweater thrown over her shoulder in a rush, with her apron still on, and her hands still soaked with dish water. Her fluttered and late arrival to the potter is already deemed as unacceptable to the towns people that still respect the tradition. However, they still created her with light laughter. To add to her disrespect she would make jokes as the lottery progressed. When her husband was called up by their family name she shouted, “Get up there Bill!” This was unlike the quiet, nervous reactions the other women women of the community expressed as their husbands went up to pick their lotto. When it was Mr. Hutchinson was announced as the…

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    Stoning people is a very violent punishment. Although in “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson it isn’t a punishment it is a community activity. The story The Lottery started on June 27th, which is after school gets out for the summer so all the children are able to attend and participate and so can the teachers and wife’s. It usually took 2 days, but this village was small enough that they were able to get it done in a few hours. In the story everyone in the town gathers for the lottery. All the…

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    The Lottery vs. American Civil War: Civilization vs. Savagery I. Introduction: The Lottery and American Civil War “Although the Villagers had forgotten the ritual and lost the original black box, they still remembered to use stones” (Jackson). Mr. Summers is ready to set the black box down and places slips of paper in the slot found in the middle top part of the box. The winning prize is stoning. It shows that there are connections and similarities…

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    The Lottery Plot Analysis

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    Plot One difference within the plot of these two stories is that ‘The Lottery’ had a really long exposition and rising action because it gave a lot of history of the village before the audience got to know what the lottery really is. “School was recently over for the summer, and the feeling of liberty sat uneasily on most of them; they tended to gather together quietly for a while before they broke into boisterous play…” (1.2) Shirley Jackson gives a lot of detail about the villagers and history…

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    Many stories consist of foreshadowing that readers do not notice. One of those stories is “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson. This story has a twisted, demented ending, but if you pay close enough attention, you can use the foreshadowing that Jackson presents to conclude what might occur. In “The Lottery”, Jackson uses foreshadowing to allow the reader to make logical conclusions about what is to come to this town; she uses this technique to add suspense. In the second paragraph, Jackson creates…

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    The Lottery, by Shirley Jackson, is about a small town carrying out their version of the lottery. Now you probably thinking how can there be different versions, or that must have been a boring story. In this small town the lottery is on June 27th, they do this yearly, every family draws from the black box, and it’s usually the father. The family with the green dot on it has to choose from another box, the lucky family member to draw the piece of paper with a black dot on it wins! Sounds awesome…

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    The symbolism of the black box in this short story helps to portray the theme of tradition. The black box is the box that holds all the slips of paper when the lottery takes place. The black box has replaced once since the tradition started, but no one has bothered to replace it again out of sake for tradition: “The black box grew shabbier each year: by now it was no longer completely black but splintered badly along one side to show the original wood color, and in some places faded or stained…

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    Top Girls Analysis

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    How do Churchill and Angelis present the characters in Top Girls to examine the struggles for women in the historical context in which they are set. Remember to present alternative viewpoints in your answer and to examine the aspects of dramatic presentation and stagecraft in your textual study. Top Girls by Caryl Churchill, written in 1982 and Playhouse Creatures by April De Angelis, written in 1993, are two congruent texts which delve into the ongoing war for women battling against the system…

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    In “The Lottery” it is represented how a group of people can deceive the mind with everything seeming to represent positive,but turning out be a negative effect. In “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson , she portrayed the society as a positive environment, by later on introducing the lottery creating death for the individuals needs. The people are getting prepared for the lottery by bringing out a mysterious “black box”(page 1). Everyone is getting together, for the annual celebration and…

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    The Lottery a short story published by Shirley Jackson in 1948 in The New Yorker magazine. The Lottery takes place in a small town or village of 300. On June 27th is when The Lottery takes place, on a warm sunny day when the grass is a rich green color and flowers are blooming. In the town square by the bank and the post office where people gather for The Lottery. Kids are collecting rocks while people wait impatiently for Graves and Summers to set up The Lottery. While waiting some people were…

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