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Ebook å The Lottery ê Shirley Jackson Shirley Jackson's The Lottery is a memorable and terrifying masterpiece fueled by a tension I read this for my English class at CEGEP and started a reuired essay on it It seriously made me think of The Hunger Games at first but now I'm focused on another message how blindly people in society can follow certain rulestraditionsrituals without uestioning them I love how unprecise the setting is making us realize that it is something that can happen anywhere and adds a feeling of timelessness to the story The characters are boring but I like how Tessie has something to say about what is happening in the end even though it's too unfortunate it had to come to the ''you have to live it to understand it'' situation for her to speak up and defend herself

Ebook The Lottery

Ebook ¿ The Lottery ¶ 32 pages Download ¿ Reflectionslisburnltd ´ Shirley Jackson's The Lottery is a memorable and terrifying masterpiece fueled by a tension that creeps up on you slowly without any clear indication of why This is just a townful of people after all choosing their numbers for the People after all choosing their numbers for the annual lottery What's there to be scared o A short story with a nasty sting that leaves you uestioning human nature I also note now that this is review #666 Like Ursula Le Guin’s The Ones Who Walked Away from Omelas which I reviewed HERE it opens idyllically“ 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 The people of the village began to gather” in this case for the annual public lottery And like Omelas there is vague foreshadowing of some darker taboo universally known but reluctantly accepted What little challenge there is is uickly uashed The power of crowds consensus community or mobWhat made this especially unsettling is that unlike Omelas there is no reason given beyond that of tradition The participants don’t know or remember And for readers there are no clues of time past or future or culture is religion or political regime a factor or place We like to think we’re good people who would only do cruel things in extremis when there is no alternative Jackson’s story suggests the threshold may be much lower if the rightwrong environment is set up This was published shortly after WW2 Perhaps she was wondering how previously ordinary people came to commit atrocities See also Kafka's short story In the Penal Colony which I reviewed HERE Another outsider like the narrator here observing strange and disturbing local customs You can read the story here

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The LotteryThat creeps up on you slowly without any clear indication of why This is just a townful of A classic of stoic gothic horror yet with a twist that leaves the reader thinking Like any great short story this demonstrates the power of that medium by brutal efficiency Subtle but the Lottery also reveals Jackson's talent for characterizationA chilling allegory there is value in tradition but beware blind faith