The Lottery By Shirley Jackson Critical Analysis

Your assignment is to read and critically analyze “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, minimu of 300 words

  • What argument, if any, is the text making?
  • If an argument is being made, how is that argument being supported?
  • What logical appeals are used and when?
  • Why is it ironic that the story’s main activity is called “The Lottery?”
  • After reading the full story, refer back to the beginning, near the middle of page 101. The text states that “people were sorry for [Mr. Summers], because he had no children and his wife was a scold.” Why might this line seem more significant after reading the whole story?
  • An entire paragraph is spent describing “The black box.” Why might this be?
  • In the middle of page 102, why is an entire paragraph devoted to lost traditions?
  • and your response must be a minimum of 300 words.

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