“The Lottery” is a short story by Shirley Jackson that was first published in 1948.


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See a complete list of the characters in “The Lottery” and in-depth analysis of Tessie Hutchinson, Old Man Warner, and Mr. Summers.

Literary Devices

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Deeper Study

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