The Lottery Essays
In “The Lottery”, Shirley Jackson uses foreshadowing, symbolism, and irony throughout her story to show that death is imminent in the end. Not only do time and place bear important clues as to the allegorical meaning of “The Lottery” but the very names of the characters are laden with significance. What is more, it will be shown what an important role these literary devices play in this short story, enriching the meaning, transforming the cruel act of stoning, and the…
A lovely summer morning in a quiet little village, is what Shirley Jackson describes in the birth of her short story, “The Lottery (1948).” The organization of her story makes it exceptionally easy to read. The appealing imagery, that Jackson uses, sets the mood of the day and event to come. With the same imagery, she carefully decorates the setting, describes the characters, and unfolds the plot; while keeping the reader from anticipating the conflict until it is upon them….
When a writer chooses the type of point of view for their story they have to take in consideration the impact they are trying to make on the reader. If the writer uses the point of view of first person they are taking part of the story and might not be telling the objective truth, the trustworthiness of this narrator is questioned. There are also other forms of writing like objective point of view and third person point of view….