The Lottery: Annotated Bibliography
Nebeker, Helen. The Lottery: Symbolic Tour de Force", in American Literature, Vol. 46, No. 1, March, 1974, pp. 100-07. Print.
Nebeker uses this piece of literary work to argue that each and every name used in “The Lottery” has a special or distinct significance (3). The author hints at some of the larger meanings, especially through name symbolism. At the end of the second paragraph, for instance, Nebeker asserts that Jackson had indicated and presented the season. It was time of ancient sacrifice and excess, with stones representing the most ancient sacrificial weapons (2).
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In this case, she wrote with the sole purpose of making a commentary on human nature as opposed to a specific criticism of various rural communities in the mid-20th century American society (7). Basically, she is making every attempt to identify questions about consent and permission.
The story asks why a people are often willing to live by tolerating bad activities in the community. Delacroix and Martin, for example, are seen leading the villagers in stoning Mrs. Hutchinson. In short, Jackson utilizes this book to reveal unlimited themes in a community setup so as to instill insight and awaken a people about hidden evils in various systems. As such, this book remains crucial source material for research since it is reliable and presents facts about several activities in the present-day society.
Murphy, Bernice. Introduction: 'Do You Know Who I Am? Reconsidering Shirley Jackson. Shirley Jackson: Essays on the Literary Legacy. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2005.
Murphy in her piece of work comments about the most contradictory attributes or things seen in Jackson. Firstly, Jackson not only uses distinct but also unique style of writing. Her choice of title, themes, flow of words, and application of symbols show why Jackson’s the lottery has survived tides in literature for the past 50 years. The story is still as famous as it were five decades ago. In essence, this book identifies and discusses a great deal some of the features, which makes “the lottery” the most notorious tale ever written by Jackson (21). I will, in this sense, rely on this work when describing several themes presented in Jackson’s the lottery.
Oehlshlaeger, Fritz. The Stoning of Mistress Hutchinson Meaning of Context in 'The Lottery”. Essays in Literature. 1988. Print.
Oehlshlaeger emphasizes on the importance of Jackson’s victim “Tessie Hutchinson.” In this piece of work, Tessie is alluded directly to Ann Hutchinson, whose Antinomian beliefs resulted into her excommunication from Massachusetts in a neither free nor fair trial (61). Tessie is the protagonist in “the lottery” something that explains the spirit of rebellion among women in the imagery village. She questions the correctness and tradition of the lottery in relation to their humble status as women. The author seems to argue that her selection and consequent stoning is as a result of insubordination. During this time women were required to remain submissive. They were not supposed to question the authority (52). Oehlshlaeger’s literary work will, therefore, play a pivotal role in my research since it takes a critical approach, especially about gender inequality in the mid –twentieth century.
Oppenheimer, Judy. Private Demons: The Life of Shirley Jackson. New York: Putnam, 1988. Print.
Researchers and authors often table and write about their personal experiences, that is, firsthand accounts. Likewise, Oppenheimer uses her book to provide a comprehensive account about the...