One major difference that changes the story is that Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery,” originally published in 1948 in The New Yorker, doesn’t focus on one main character. It’s an overview of the lottery from the perspective of a narrator. The film The Lottery focuses on a character who isn't only the sole protagonist but who also is an outsider in the town. Having an outsider experience the oddness of the town changes the tone of the story quite a bit when compared to a story where the lottery itself is normal and accepted by everyone in the narrative.
The exposition of a story is how background information is introduced into a story. It gives a reader information about the characters in the story and the location in which it takes place.
Most of the exposition in the short story centers around the idea of tradition. People gather in the field; they talk and joke while children play. They’re focused on returning to their days after the event. There’s a long portion focused on...
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