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Analyze Jacksons narrative techniques plot character setting theme conflict Explain whether or not these techniques are successful in the story she tells The lottery a short story written by Shirley Jackson in 1948 seems to be one of the weirdest short stories Ive ever read When I first started reading it I expected it to be something ordinary and joyful as the title also helped in that way of thinking and because the setting started off with a morning of a sunny and clear day of summer Giving the readers a chance to think it would be something totally random Once I got into the storys depth I drowned myself with questions wondering what the story could actually be about because it turned out to have a twist in itThe plot is one of the most important part of the narrative techniques that could be used to make up a story In this short story the plot seems to be a bit strange It begins with a beautiful day where everything seems normal June 27 is an important day that takes place each year where they hold a lottery as a part of an unknown ritual A black box that has slips of paper with family names written on them is a part of the tradition that has been going on in that small village for ages The person who gets the slip with a black dot on it means heshe won the lottery When I first thought of it I said the prize must probably be money or gold since they didnt first reveal what it is in the beginning But as I read later I found out that it means whoever gets that paper has to be stoned till death by the villagers Which I thought is totally bizarre and not so ordinary after all The conflict that took place in this story is between the character Tessie Hutchinson and the villagers She
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