Plot Summary And Foreshadowing In The Lottery By Shirley Jackson

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The Lottery Plot- The conflict in this story is a simple one, do you follow traditions laid before you even if you know them to be wrong. The story is told in a forthcoming manner which creates foreshadowing to the death of Tessie, and how it will happen. While reading, the beginning of the story you simply overlook many foreshadowing items because you don’t really think twice about it. Your point of view on the story and your attention to detail do not come into the story until you’ve read the story a second time because in all honesty you are kind of shocked at what you just read. The climax in the story is when Tessie begs for her life and no one says anything to stand up for her, instead they all go grab a rock to stone her to death.…show more content…
The story is also told in a chronological order that starts at the beginning of the summer where Jane is somewhat “ill” to where it progresses to the end where Jane finally losses her mind. The major differences that we see from the beginning to the end of the story is Jane’s slow slip into this illness and how the love and romantic gesture she believed to be from her husband john turned into somewhat resentment towards him because of how its designed to control her. In this story the climax is for sure when Jane losses it the night before she is to be checked out and when john comes to collect her he finds that she has ripped the yellow wallpaper that she has complained about the whole summer ripped from the…show more content…
As I stated before since the view is from Jane as we slip deeper into the story and deeper into Jane’s illness I believe that her reliability factor dwindles as the story is told and at the end taken away all together when she finally cracks at the end of the story. I believe that this is an appropriate point of view because the whole purpose that the author wrote this is to show the slow changes that Jane goes through with the oppression of her husband and we would not get the same effect if it were told by someone

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