The Lottery By Shirley Jackson Analysis

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The Lottery was written by Shirley Jackson in 1948. The Lottery was a grand event that takes place every year, it has been around for many of years. Imagine being placed in this lottery event, you may be in the drawing for a grand prize your wrong its the opposite in this case. The prize is not at all anything grand. This story is cruel in stoning innocent people and everyone takes part in it. Many stories have branched from it and the author could have given us more information. In some ways this short story is like a lottery you just have to leave it up to fate. At the beginning of the story there is a group of small boys gathering rocks. Its a nice day outside and the children are running around. Slowly the people began to gather together in the center of town. Once everyone was gathered one by one they would…show more content…
We read earlier in the analysis about the small boys gathering rocks this brings me to my first argument (Jackson 1). They boys are small around the age 6 they don’t know what they are doing is wrong and participate in this event, that deals with stoning someone innocent to death. What happens when a child draws a black dot and has to gets stoned,how will that affect other children or the adults. Tessie was being stoned by people she thought were her friends and people she loved. Maybe at one point someone knew that the event was cruel and tried to get rid of the box in hopes of getting rid of the lottery once and for all. The following year when it was time to do the lottery again they might have freaked and made another box keeping it in a safer place. At the end Tessie Hutchinson yelling that what they are doing is wrong and unfair. Some might believe she is right but show no mercy, or just follow the traditions. In their minds it was wrong or maybe it wasn’t, there isn’t anything you can do to stop
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