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The use of Irony and Foreshadowing in The Lottery The author of several critically acclaimed novels Jackson is best known for her psychological horror story The Lottery248 SSC The setting that is given by Shirley Jackson in the beginning of The Lottery creates a mood calmness and peace This setting also creates an image in the mind of the reader The image of typical town on a normal summer day in June With normal people that fallow the norms of society Jackson uses the setting to in The Lottery to foreshadow an ironic ending that is unexpected by the reader Jackson uses many different tools of writing to establish the setting and mood of the characters in the short story Jackson uses Irony and foreshadowing to lead the reader to the assumption that this town is normal like the one we live into today and maybe it is the town we live in Then Jackson hits you with the Ironic ending of the The Lottery First Jackson begins The Lottery by establishing the setting To begin she tells the reader to focus on a normal day and what a peaceful town that the story will takes place in The setting is that of a town that any one of us would live in There is solace in the gentle weather the green trees the ordered town-a town that must be the ideal of all in this country who would maintain law and orderWolff 213 Furthermore Jackson describes the grass as richly green and that the flowers were blooming profusely 189 These descriptions of the surroundings give the reader a healthy feeling about the town The descriptions also make the reader feel comfortable about the surrounding as if there was nothing wrong with this small town When Jackson first describes the town and how it is placed for example were the town square is placed The village in which the Lottery takes place has
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