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Unformatted text preview: Most of the details could be used to present a picture of simple and tranquil small-town life. Suddenly, in the midst of this ordinary environment, there occurs a terrifyingly cruel action, which becomes rather mysterious for the reader. However there are many suggestions towards this rather unhappy outcome such as a few slight notes of nervousness, various talks of giving up the tradition, and a rather emotional outburst by Mrs. Hutchinson. “Still more important in building up an unusually strong sense of expectation is the entire absence of explanation of the public ceremony” (Heilman 222). Through the use of a deadpan narrative style of writing, these elements of foreshadowing become much more evident to an observant reader....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course MUSC 173 taught by Professor Fairfield during the Spring '08 term at Northern Illinois University.
- Spring '08
- The Lottery