(Prompt given by my proffesor)Subject: For our first paper, you will choose either the short story “The Lottery” by Shirley
Jackson or “The Train Job” episode of Firefly to write about. You may write about how this
work conforms and adheres to or disregards and violates the dystopian genre.
Dystopian literature presents a picture of a society where things are "not good." That is, the community is repressive or mean or otherwise not a nice place to be. In "The Lottery," the towns people are mean and aggressive, throwing stones at the main character.