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Surprise Stoning: Attacking Gender Norms in “The Lottery”

November 17, 2020

Transcript: Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery” explores gender norms and the conforming values of tradition through the suspenseful nature of a dystopian society. The story was published in 1940s America, when the United States was recovering from the events … Continued

The Normalization of Violence in “The Lottery”

November 17, 2020

  Within “The Lottery,” there are many different twists and turns that the story takes to lead its readers down a disturbing path. With a title like “The Lottery,” one might think that the characters within this short story are … Continued