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					“The Lottery” by Shirley
       Jackson
Group work looking at allegory
Theme: As a group, determine the
    theme for “The Lottery”
• Not a moral or lesson
• Do not use “you” “everyone” “always”
• What does this reveal about humanity, not
  what does it teach us as humans?
                    Allegory
• Allegory: a narrative that serves as an
  extended metaphor. The main purpose of an
  allegory is to tell a story that has characters, a
  setting, as well as other types of symbols, that
  have both literal and figurative meanings. The
  difference between an allegory and a symbol is
  that an allegory is a complete narrative.
• Lord of the Rings= World Wars
• Star Trek= The Cold War
• The Matrix= Oppression of Government
• Spiderman= Everyman’s fight against evil
 Possible Allegorical Connections


• Nazi Germany- the Holocaust occurs with
  no opposition from German citizens
• The Draft- the Army draft occurs for men
  to go to war against their will
• Racism- People go along with racist ideas
  to ensure that it does not fall upon
  themselves
               Group Work
• Consider your interpretation and, looking
  at the story, see if you can find any
  evidence for it.
  – i.e. What possible symbolism is present that
    connects to this allegorical theme?
• If this is the allegorical message, what sort
  of statements do you think Jackson is
  making with this piece?
• http://www.newyorker.com/online/2008/11/
  17/081117on_audio_homes

				
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