Thesis for Lottery

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Thesis for Lottery

Post by Archived Topic » Tue Dec 18, 2001 4:51 am

Traditions follow us wherever we go, there is no escaping words like "but we've always done it that way." In the Lottery a, shocking story on the downside of these "traditions", the author both conceals and foreshadows the dreadful end.
Submitted by Heather Martin (Greenbelt - U.S.A.)
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Post by Archived Reply » Tue Dec 18, 2001 5:05 am

Heather - Where can we find this story so that we can start work on the rewrite? A shocking story like this doubtless deserves urgent attention.
Reply from Erik Kowal (Reading - England)
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Thesis for Lottery

Post by Archived Reply » Tue Dec 18, 2001 5:20 am

"The Lottery" has been a staple in American
high schools since the early 60's. It's
portrait of one 'tradition', so narrow-
minded and shocking in it's practice and at
the same time so calmly and pleasently accepted
by it's participents, that it may in fact
be uncreditedly responsible for the hippie
counter culture (anti-traditions) of the
late 60's.
I regret that I can not remember the
authers name.
Reply from Jim Frederick (Mississauga - Canada)
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Post by Archived Reply » Tue Dec 18, 2001 5:34 am

The author is Shirley Jackson
Reply from Mark Satterthwaite (Pickering - Canada)
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Post by Archived Reply » Tue Dec 18, 2001 5:49 am

They say its the dreadful end you always have to watch out for, even when writing a thesis. Good luck.
Reply from Sabine Harmann (Elkhorn, WI - U.S.A.)
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