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teaching at Bennington College in Vermont. The family moved to North Bennington, a tiny, ruraltown that later became the setting for "The Lottery." While Stanley taught, Jackson wrote. She penned a few offbeat stories for The New Yorker, but mostly she produced mainstream pieces for women's periodicals such as Good Housekeepingand Ladies' Home Journal. After several years of living in Vermont, Jackson had another child and was carrying a third. From a distance, her life seemed tranquil and wholesome. But something darker was brewing inside.On a sunny June day in 1948, while taking a long walk, that darkness emerged. Several months pregnant and pushing a baby carriage loaded with groceries, Jackson found the trip more difficult
Kyera MclendonEnglish11/12/2012Dr. HarringtonThe Lotterythan she'd anticipated. The entire time, she couldn't stop thinking about the book her husband hadshown her on ancient rites of human sacrifice (Google Bio’s 2008: Shirley Jackson). Ithinkit canbe said that Shirley took elements of wanting to see growth in a nation and growth in her personal life as a morale for her story.In conclusion I think the story of “The Lottery” can be a lesson of growth depending on the morals we pertain as people. In society we still have view of how to portray men and women. Nonetheless, we have grown since the works of the short story entitled “The Lottery”.
Kyera MclendonEnglish11/12/2012Dr. HarringtonThe LotteryHarris, Laurie Lantzen (1999). ''Biography Today'' Volume three. Salem Omnigraphics. ISBN9780780804029. -dM_MgAQC&q=lottery+%22most+famous+short%22&dq=lottery+%22most+famous+short%22&hl=en&ei=qVW_TMrbOIqr8AbwypngBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDcQ6AEwAg. Retrieved 2012-06-26. M. Murphy, Bernice (2005). "Introduction: "Do You Know Who I Am?" Reconsidering Shirley Jackson". Shirley Jackson: Essays on the Literary Legacy. McFarland & Company. p. 1. ISBN978-0-7864-2312-5. Shirley Jackson (26 June 1948). "Fiction: "The Lottery" (abstract of story)". The New Yorker. 4921. Retrieved 2008-05-22. Shirley JacksonA biography by Lenemaja Friedman (1975)Twayne PublishersShirley Jackson: A Study of the Short Fictionby Joan Wylie Hall (1993)Twayne Publishers