The Lottery and Other Stories book
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A tension-filled adaptation of the Shirley Jackson short fable in which Tessie Hutchinson becomes a ritual sacrifice for community farmers. Adherence to tradition, the role of the individual in society, and the bystander’s reaction to the unexpected suddenness of violence are among the issues raised. A Discussion of “The Lottery” (ten minutes) offers learned commentary on the story, noting its literary antecedents and its ability to mirror modern society. (The related paperback is The Lottery and Other Stories.) Grades 7 and up. Color. 18 minutes. Encyclopaedia Britannica.shortstoryitems
This title is part of the series: THE LOTTERY