The Lottery

by Shirley Jackson (compiled by Cheyenne Steinquist)

Society wrongfully designates scapegoats to bear the sins of the community.

This means that a community will band together to push all of their problems or faults onto one specific person as a way to make themselves feel better about the wrong they did/are doing.

(thesis-answer theme)

(summary)

Next, provide a summary which highlights the theme with three different examples of text evidence
Finally, sum it all up like you do at the end of your summaries. What are you to take away from the story as it pertains to your thesis.