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The Irony in The Lottery Shirley Jackson wrote the story The Lottery A lottery is typically thought of as something good because it usually involves winning something such as money or prizes In this lottery it is not what they win but it is what is lost Point of views situations and the title are all ironic to the story The Lottery The point of view in The Lottery is ironic to the outcome Jackson used third person dramatic point of view when writing The Lottery The third person dramatic point of view allowed the author to keep the outcome of the story a surprise The outcome is ironic because the readers are led to believe everything is fine because we do not really know what anyone is thinking This point of view enables the ending to be ironic The situations in The Lottery are ironic The authors use of words keeps the reader thinking that there is nothing wrong and that everyone is fine The story starts by describing the day as clear and sunny309 The people of the town are happy and going on as if it is every other day The situation where Mrs Hutchinson is jokingly saying to Mrs Delacroix Clean forgot what day it was311 is ironic because something that is so awful cannot truly be forgotten At the end of the story when Mrs Hutchinson is chosen for the lottery it is ironic that it does not upset her that she was chosen She is upset because of the way she is chosen She shows this by saying It isnt fair it isnt right 316 The situation is extremely ironic to the story The title of the story The Lottery is ironic By reading the title of the story the reader may think that someone is going to win something In actuality when the reader gets to the end of the story he finds just the opposite to be
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