The Lottery Study Guide

The Lottery

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

The Lottery is a short story which recounts the day when a small community gathers for the town lottery. It focuses specifically on Tessie Hutchinson, who arrives late to the lottery ends up drawing a black dot. Full of anticipation and foreshadowing, the story ends when the reader discovers that the person who "wins" the lottery is violently killed by the others in town, and ultimately questions the dangers of blindly following tradition.

Filter Your Search Results: