"The Lottery" By Shirley Jackson

By Luis Flores & Manuel Gomez

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Theme: "The unexamined life is not worth living"

"The unexamined life is not worth living." Meaning: Socrates believed that the purpose of human life was personal and spiritual growth. We are unable to grow toward greater understanding of our true nature unless we take the time to examine and reflect upon our life.This quote implies that that the villagers were so worried upon fulfilling there own needs that they did not worry about others and they were willing to betray there own family and friends. This demonstrates how villagers were so edgy about themselves that they didn't examine the other consequences that the others suffered.

Thesis

In the controversial short story,"The Lottery", the author Shirley Jackson descriptively tells the story about a village who's culture drove them to do senseless things like killing each other. The author warns how if we don't take the time to examine and reflect upon our life and the life of others we will not be able to be successful in life.
The Lottery, by Shirley Jackson (Analysis & Interpretation)

In Summary...

Overall, The author warns how if we don't take the time to examine and reflect upon our life and the life of others we will not be able to be successful in life. We all need to help upon others so when help is needed others can help you.
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