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Shirley Jackson wrote the story The Lottery A lottery is typicallythought of as something good because it usually involves winning somethingsuch as money or prizes In this lottery it is not what they win but it iswhat is lost Point of views situations and the title are all ironic to The point of view in The Lottery is ironic to the outcome Jacksonused third person dramatic point of view when writing The Lottery Thethird person dramatic point of view allowed the author to keep the outcomeof the story a surprise The outcome is ironic because the readers are ledto believe everything is fine because we do not really know what anyone isthinking This point of view enables the ending to be ironic The situations in The Lottery are ironic The authors use of wordskeeps the reader thinking that there is nothing wrong and that everyone isfine The story starts by describing the day as clear and sunny309The people of the town are happy and going on as if it is every other dayThe situation where Mrs Hutchinson is jokingly saying to Mrs DelacroixClean forgot what day it was311 is ironic because something that is soawful cannot truly be forgotten At the end of the story when MrsHutchinson is chosen for the lottery it is ironic that it does not upsether that she was chosen She is upset because of the way she is chosenShe shows this by saying It isnt fair it isnt right 316 Thesituation is extremely ironic to the story The title of the story The Lottery is ironic By reading the titleof the story the reader may think that someone is going to win somethingIn actuality when the reader gets to the end of the story he finds justthe opposite to be true Jackson shows every day as if it is any othersummer day Jackson foreshadows the events to come by writing School was recently
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