"The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson.

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Shirley Jackson's short story is one of suspense and mystery. The story starts in a very sunny tone and this happiness quickly ebbs away into mounting anxiety and the finally to death as the story closes in on the climax and the end of the story. The village is our world today shrunk into a population of about 300. This essay will talk about the relation to the world today and to Mrs Hutchinson's death by …

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…upper class and their working class. Democracy is also mocked because the people who are stoned are chosen from the black box randomly. This also shows how the minority suffers from the majority since democracy is majority vote. The only people which show kind impulses and revulsion towards the system are the Adams. They believe that the lottery is wrong but can't do anything about it again because of the overwhelming power of the majority.