"The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson
The uproar from the readers of the New Yorker after the publication of Shirley Jackson's story "The Lottery" is certainly understandable when you take into consideration the date of it's publication, 1948. America was still recovering from a very bloody and devastating war for human rights. America was just beginning to become aware of the atrocities the Nazi's committed in their eagerness to destroy other, "lesser" peoples. "The Lottery" upsets the reader's sense of equilibrium.
We know the story takes place in the twentieth century by the depiction of Mr. Summers wearing a "clean white…
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