Genre, Symbolism and Theme of “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson

Identify the real-world themes reflected or expressed in symbolic ways by means of Jackson’s horror metaphors
1. Describe the story’s fantasy scenario.
2. Identify the symbolic elements within that scenario.
3. Identify the real-world themes those elements convey

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The title in bold print, centered over the first line of the first paragraph on the first page.
The number of words the essay contains listed below the last line of the last paragraph on the last page.
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