The Lottery theme analysis

By: Sequoia and Zaria

Theme

Unexamined life is not worth living

Thesis

In the story the "The Lottery" by author Shirley Jackson. Jackson illustrates that an unexamined life is not worth living. This quote means if we don't about ourselves then were better off dead.
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Text evidence 1

When Tessie shouts, You didn't give him time enough to take any paper he wanted. I saw you, it wasn't fair" (Jackson4).This qoute demonstartes that life is not always fair.
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Text evidence 2

" Over in the north village they're talking about giving up the lottery"( Jackson4). This quote wraps up the theme because people are realizing that an unexamined life is not worth living.
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Text evidence 3

"It isn't fair, it isn't right" Mrs.Hutchinson screamed, and then they were upon her" (Jackson5). This quote shows at the end she realized that the life she was in living in was unfair but it was to late.
The Lottery (Stoning scene)
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