The Lottery Essay - Essays and Criticism

Shirley Jackson

Essays and Criticism

Introduction to "The Lottery"

Although Shirley Jackson wrote many books, children's stories and humorous pieces, she is most remembered for her story "The Lottery." In...

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The Stoning of Mistress Hutchinson: Meaning and Context in "The Lottery"

In a 1979 article Richard H. Williams notes what he takes to be a "flaw" in the two-stage process by which the victim is selected in Shirley...

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On the Morning of June 28, 1948, and "The Lottery"

On the morning of June 28, 1948, I walked down to the post office in our little Vermont town to pick up the mail. I was quite casual about...

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Jackson's "The Lottery"

Shirley Jackson's provocative "The Lottery" is a story in which anthropology provides the chief symbol. Frazer's The Scapegoat (The...

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