Lottery by Shirley Jackson: The Short Story Analysis

Analyze “The Short Story Lottery” by Shirley Jackson.

Discuss the use of the word lottery for the horrendous local tradition as not accidental. Evaluate the usual joyous atmosphere of the lottery with the settlement’s distressful tradition to emphasize how the name of the procedure can completely distort the true meaning of the rite. Analyze how the author integrates the elements common to lotteries in the settlement’s tradition to emphasize how easy it is to manipulate the opinion of the masses.