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the lottery - r&l boston 540 In Shirley Jackson's"The...

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540 boston In Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery", the theme is revealed through the plot of the story, embedded symbols and through the characters' names and actions . The story is set in a village where tradition has been blindly followed for many years, "the people had done it so many times that they only half listened to the directions"(263) of the lottery. Clearly, the main theme of the story is how people's blind devotion to tradition may replace the happiness of life with the darkness of death . The story begins with an introduction to the setting using a bright tone; that day "was clear and sunny, with a fresh warmth of a full summer day"(263 .( Then the author describes how people and children are gathering and preparing for the lottery, in a lively town square. The story's plot continues to the process of thelottery using the same tone, until the ending of the story when Mr. Summers announces the winner. After that, the true meaning of the lottery is revealed as people prepare to stone Tessie to death. The main
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