Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” Handout

Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” Handout
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A detailed analysis of Jackson’s famous “surprise-ending” short story, “The Lottery,” including the following: its themes, plot (inciting moment, climax, recognition, and reversal), characters (and their symbolic names), irony, and foreshadowing.
My handout, which has blanks that your students can fill in, is suitable for a homework assignment or as an in-class activity. An answer key is provided on a separate page at the end of the handout.
Prepared by Professor William Tarvin, Ph.D., who has published many articles on literature in scholarly journals.
Total Pages
4 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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