The Irony, Symbolism, and Hypocrisy in Jackson’s Story “The Lottery”

Analyze the irony, symbolism, or hypocrisy present in Jackson’s story “The Lottery.”

Something is often considered ironic when the opposite of what is described or stated happens. For example, from the title of the story, one expects a positive outcome, but after reading the story in its entirety, one can see the somber effects of the so-called “lottery.”