The Lottery
The Lottery
by Shirley Jackson

The Lottery Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
The Lottery
The Black Box
The Three-Legged Stool
The Stones
Setting
Narrator Point of View
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What's Up With the Title?
What's Up With the Ending?
Plot Analysis
Booker's Seven Basic Plots Analysis: Tragedy
Three Act Plot Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Brief Summary
"The Lottery"
Characters
The Boys (Bobby Martin, Dickie Delacroix, Harry and Bobby Jones)
The Boys (Bobby Martin, Dickie Delacroix, Harry and Bobby Jones) Timeline
Mr. (Joe) Summers
Mr. (Joe) Summers Timeline
Mr. (Harry) Graves
Mr. (Harry) Graves Timeline
Old Man Warner
Old Man Warner Timeline
Tess Hutchinson
Tess Hutchinson Timeline
Mr. and Mrs. Adams
The Delacroix Family
The Watsons and the Dunbars
Mrs. Graves
Mr. (Bill) Hutchinson
The Hutchinson Children
Baxter Martin
Mr. and Mrs. Martin
Study Questions
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
GuideMentor
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Society and Class
Society and Class Quotes
Tradition and Customs
Tradition and Customs Quotes
Hypocrisy
Hypocrisy Quotes
Family
Family Quotes
Best of the Web
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
No, You Don't Get a Million Dollars
No, You Don't Get a Million Dollars Flashcards
No, You Don't Get a Million Dollars True or False
Not for School Admission
Not for School Admission Flashcards
Not for School Admission True or False
Essay
Teaching The Lottery
Current Events & Pop Culture
Assignments & Activities
The Lottery Movie Adaptations
Monstrous Acts
The 'Burbs
Characterization
Chew On This
Character Journal Entry
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Literary Devices
Adaptation
Why Should I Care?
Shmoop Amongst Yourselves
Discussion & Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
Related History & Literature on Shmoop
Challenges & Opportunities