Humanities
HUMN 100 University of Oklahoma Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery Summary

HUMN 100

University of Oklahoma

HUMN

Question Description

I don’t know how to handle this Humanities question and need guidance.

1-In what ways is the tile "The Lottery" misleading? Why would the author have a misleading title?

**5-10 sentences minimum response. (Question 1)

2-Why do you think the story started the way it did? Why describe the weather and scenery? What effect does it have on the story?

*5-10 sentence response

3-What changes have taken place to the lottery over the years? What changes have been made? What is old man Warner's attitude about those who would like to change things in the lottery?

5-10 sentence minimum response

4-How does Shirley Jackson's story reflect on the societal values, attributes, and culture we have been talking about in class (1950's and post-WWII culture)?

(5-10 sentences minimum)



Please answer all these questions accurately


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Final Answer

Attached.

Running Head: THE ‘TITLE LOTTERY’

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THE ‘TITLE LOTTERY’
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THE ‘ TITLE LOTTERY’

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Q1
The ‘Title Lottery’ has been a misleading title about the expectations that it purposed to fulfill.
The story behind the lottery involved winning and chance. The title, lottery, was therefore ironical,
in the story of Jackson because the winner in the draws never received a reward. Instead, the winner
was thereafter stoned to death. The winner, therefore, lost the biggest and the most undesirable of
all. There is, therefore, no actual purpose that the title serves because of the last occurrence
(Robinson, 2019). Shirley Jackson’s story regarding the tittle saw is an ironic and realistic tittle.
The author would, therefore, come up with such a misleading title because the reader tends to give
a logical meaning, assuming that it ...

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