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The Lottery is the story written by Sherly Jackson in 1948 Through this ironic short story she takes pains to describe a village of hard-working upstanding Americans I will try to make you understand better this short story through two following aspects the setting and character The setting set forth by Shirley Jackson in the beginning of The Lottery creates a mood of peacefulness and tranquillity The setting of this story sets up a reader to think of positive outcomes However this description of the setting foreshadows exactly the opposite of what is coming The story begin with the establishment of setting To begin Shirley Jackson tells the reader what time of day and what time of the year the story takes place This is important to get the reader to focus on what a typical day it is in this small town The time of day is set in the morning and the time of year is early summer This setting also creates an image in the mind of the reader the image of a typical town on a normal summer day Shirley Jackson also seems to stress on the beauty of the day and the brilliance of nature This provides the positive outlook and let reader relax into what seems to be the comfortable setting for story In addition the description of people and their actio ns are very typical and not anomalous The setting covers the very ritualistic and brutally violent traditions such as the stoning of Mrs Hutchinson who dared to defy tradition It is very apparent that tradition is very coveted in this small simple town Furthermore Shirley Jackson uses the setting in The Lottery to foreshadow an ironic ending The author as that of any normal rural community describes the setting of the town Shirley Jackson also seems to stress on the beauty of the day and the brilliance of nature This provides the positive outlook
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