Analysis In the second paragraph, you will build on your thematic perspective of the story to provide a short, but rich, literary analysis. Your analysis can draw upon the strategies discussed in Writing Essays about Literature and the heuristics you have learned in class. As with any analysis, you will need to do the following:
Make claim(s) about how the text works and/or what the text means.
Use direct evidence drawn from the text (e.g. point to specific passages or moments from the text) to support your analytic claims.
Demonstrate how the text works (as opposed to just reviewing what the text is about).
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The Lottery by Shirley Jackson is a short story that was published in 1948. The event takes place on June 27th when the villagers gather for the annual lottery drawing around the square. One cannot help but imagine an idyllic picturesque village on this beautiful summer day. The first to arrive are the children who are putting together a pile of stones. Then men join the gathering and begin to make small talk amongst themselves. As soon as the last of the women make their entry, the lottery begins under the guidance of Mr. Summers who is in charge of the coal business and an outstanding citizen of the village. With him, we are introduced to the old, worn-out, black box which is used to stir the slips inside. Apparently, the black box is not the original box used for the lottery when the village was first settled. Even though the black box replaced the old box, it is now itself in dire need of repair. It is evident that some rituals of the lottery have been lost over time but others continue to exist. Mr. Summers is eager to start the lottery. Every family is present and Mr. Summers begins to call the family heads, the oldest men in the families, one at a time for the draw. There is some nervousness in the air as some people discuss how the lottery comes up fast and others argue that the tradition should change. Old Man Warner laughs at the suggestion of stopping the lottery and mocks the opinion of those who were complaining about the tradition. Eventually, Bill Hutchinson draws the slip with a black spot. It is following this outcome that Tessie complains of how the draw was unfair. None of her protests move the people. However, she moves ahead to draw slips from the box with the rest of her family members. She picks the slip with the black spot. Her husband Bill Hutchinson without a doubt was willing to show everyone the new lottery winner. The villagers move away from the square. While Tessie is angry and tries to convince the people that it is not right . Her words are ignored as people, including members of her own family, begin throwing stones at her.