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Examine the contrast betwen the setting of The Lottery and the characters.

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The contrast between the setting of Jackson's story and its characters helps to enhance its meaning and effectiveness.  Jackson's description of the setting is quaint.  There is an "other- world" charm to the small town.  It is a beautiful and sunny June morning.  The children are playing as they have just started summer break and there is an air of pristine beauty in the town's descriptions.  This helps to establish the overall likability of the characters.  Mr. Summers is a likable guy, in how he gives for public service.  He freely chats...

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