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Irony is used to create a shocking and twisted end to The Lottery by Shirley Jackson Mrs Hutchinson just won the lottery however she does not seem too thrilled about the fact her family just won the towns lottery Mrs Hutchinson being upset about winning the lottery is unexpected as most citizens of modern America dream about winning the lottery Unfortunately for Mrs Hutchinson winning the lottery did not mean winning millions of dollars it meant for her to be stoned to death to uphold an old tradition in her villageMrs Hutchinson was very upset when she discovered her family won the lottery After the discovery of winning the lottery Mrs Hutchinson said You didnt give him time enough to take any paper he wanted I saw you It wasnt fair Paragraph 52 Shirley Jackson This is bizarre dialogue for readers to read because Mrs Hutchinson just won the lottery and readers would expect for her to be excited but now the readers are left to be puzzled as they do not know what she has won It would be expected that most people would be thrilled to win the lotteryMost citizens in America hope and dream about winning the lottery Millions of Americans participate in the lottery so they have a chance to millions of dollars to become financially stable for the rest of their life In The Lottery the villagers of the story dream of just the opposite thing of what Americans dream The villagers of the short story do not like to participate in the lottery but they do to uphold a tradition thats older than the large majority of the participants The reason being that the villagers do not take interest in their towns lottery is because of the prize they win of winning the lotteryParticipants of the lottery have the chance of winning the grand prize of a bitter death From the start of the short story the villagers knew
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