Short Story   Promotional   AssignmentBy: Sienna Lyons - Mt. Pleasant
“The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson
Side notes ...•    The country of origin: a New England    town    Genre of the story: Horror•    Alternative Title: Luck ...
Images from the story
Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” wasfirst published in 1948 in the NewYorker. The story takes place duringthe Depression, g...
To me, “The Lottery”s ending wasvery surprising.When I read the title, Iimmediately thought of a draw ofsome sort, definit...
Readers are lead to think that theLottery day is just another normal day.The tone is easy-going and casual. Thelottery jus...
Quirky, but excellent read!    - Village Voice•    Surprise ending, would have never    expected that.    - New Yorker•   ...
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Short Story Promotional assignment

  1. 1. Short Story Promotional AssignmentBy: Sienna Lyons - Mt. Pleasant
  2. 2. “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson
  3. 3. Side notes ...• The country of origin: a New England town Genre of the story: Horror• Alternative Title: Luck of the Lottery Rated 4/5 stars, B
  4. 4. Images from the story
  5. 5. Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” wasfirst published in 1948 in the NewYorker. The story takes place duringthe Depression, giving the story moreof a setting. “The Lottery” has manyreaders confused with the truemeaning behind the story. A lot ofother critiques say that “The Lottery”fails at the surprise ending, that it isunrealistic and that there is nocharacter development.
  6. 6. To me, “The Lottery”s ending wasvery surprising.When I read the title, Iimmediately thought of a draw ofsome sort, definitely not a prize ofbeing stoned though. I do agree that itis extremely unrealistic, stoning is notseen as a tradition anywhere.Character development is limited,there isn’t very much to go off of.
  7. 7. Readers are lead to think that theLottery day is just another normal day.The tone is easy-going and casual. Thelottery just happens to fit into the dayand finishes just in time for noondinner. Jackson says that there arekids pilling up rocks, making it seemlike a game. The tone of the storyslowly turns into panic and tense. Thestory keeps readers reading andguessing right up until the end!
  8. 8. Quirky, but excellent read! - Village Voice• Surprise ending, would have never expected that. - New Yorker• Very communist vs. capitalist -Slant Magazine

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