Read Wells Fargo Banking Scandal And Complete The Questions At The End Of The Case Study.
Oehlschlaeger, Fritz. “The Stoning of Mistress Hutchinson: Meaning and Context in ‘The Lottery’.” Essays in Literature 15.2 (Fall 1988): 259-265. Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Roger Matuz and Cathy Falk. Vol. 60. Detroit: Gale Research, 1990. Literature Resource Center. Web. 5 Oct. 2011.
In the above mentioned article, Mr. Oehlschlaeger explores the meaning and purpose of one of the main characters in “The Lottery” – Mrs. Hutchinson. Within Mr. Oeshlschlaeger’s article he illustrates the purpose of Mrs. Hutchinson and how she symbolized the theme of traditions versus morals. The article not only explores the character’s purpose but it also reveals what she symbolized to the village.
This source is helpful in explaining the difference between the protagonist and the antagonist within “The Lottery.” It has also been useful in identifying Mrs. Hutchinson’s role in the realm of what her actions symbolized to the reactions of the villagers.
Schaub, Danielle. “Shirley Jackson’s Use of Symbols in ‘The Lottery.’.” Journal of the Short Story in English 14 (Spring 1990): 79-86. Rpt. in Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. Ed. Thomas J. Schoenberg and Lawrence J. Trudeau. Vol. 187. Detroit: Gale, 2007. Literature Resource Center. Web. 5 Oct. 2011.
Mrs. Schaub reviews the different elements that are used to enhance the enrichment of literature, by focusing on one figurative language element -symbolism. As there are numerous examples of symbolism used the in “The Lottery” it also reveals the creation and purpose of the characters’ names. Danielle Schuab identifies how symbolism was purposefully used to allow the audience to be involved within the dramatic irony of the short story.
This source will be very essential in finding how specific symbols were used in “The Lottery” and how symbolism can enhance the theme that is being used to reflect characters within the short story.