"the lottery" & its use of Irony
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April 19, 2015
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used third person dramatic point of view when writing "The Lottery." The
third person dramatic point of view allowed the author to keep the outcome
of the story a surprise. The outcome is ironic because the readers are led
to believe everything is fine because we do not really know what anyone is
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This point of view enables the ending to be ironic.
The situations in "The Lottery" are ironic. The author's use of words
keeps the reader thinking that there is nothing wrong and that everyone is
fine. The story starts by describing the day as "clear and sunny"(309).
The people of the town are happy and going on as if it is every other day...
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