Shirley Jackson, The Lottery

Tradition, the importance of rituals, and clearly defined roles for men and women as factors that provide unity in a community come under scrutiny with a reading of Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery." After a whole-class discussion of sacrifice rituals and scapegoating, groups discuss Jackson's commentary on these situations. Finally, individuals reflect on how Jackson's use of irony creates a sense of horror.

11th - 12th English Language Arts 106 Views 75 Downloads
CCSS: Adaptable
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