Clara Addes & Nadia Hager
Our definition relates to the three stories because Shirley Jackson has a mental illness and it sometimes may get to the point where you can do something bad to another. For example, In "What a Thought," Margaret thinks of killing her husband and eventually does in the end.
"What a Thought"
The plot in "What a Thought," is related to Jackson's style because its surprising. The style Jackson uses is ordinary to unordinary. For example, Margaret loves him and he treats he right, but by the end of the story, she struck him with an ashtray.
"The Possibility of Evil"
The plot in "The Possibility of Evil," is related to Jackson's style because she likes writing surprise endings. The style Jackson uses is very surprising. For example, in the beginning of the story, she walks down Main Street to the grocery, but at the end of the story, her roses were destroyed.
The plot in "The Lottery," is related to Jackson's style because you don't know what will happen next. For example, it starts out as a regular day in a small village and eventually turns out that whoever wins The Lottery, gets stoned to death.