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This was a story that frightened me as much as it made me wonder, “what is the point of the lottery?”. I disliked the idea of winning the lottery just to be killed my friends and family by stones and rocks.; but, it's interesting to read about the way the town has a ritual so morbid and violent be a normal way of life to them. I thought the plot twisted when Old Man Warner thinks the villages that gave up the lottery are a, “pack of crazy fools’’. I mean, who doesn’t want to win a lottery? So, I felt that something peculiar might happen next. As it turned out, something did happen. Tessie Hutchinson was thrown stones at until she died. Which, is a bit harsh, don’t you think? I think Shirley Jackson wrote this story to show that everything isn’t always what it seems. 

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the horses name was Friday

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I read this book in the 80's for a class in college and hunger games is a modern day "The Lottery" I wouldn't see hunger games because of this book...Cowangirl

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Good fast read, interesting story, great twist. Read if possible.

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it reminds me of hunger games but instead of one winner one dies

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The description of the village atmosphere is too good, but the idea seemed harsh!

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This is one of my favorite stories of all time. It's interesting to read about the way the town has a ritual so morbid and violent be a normal way of life to them. I just find it amazing the way it was written and the characters ease of maintaining their way of life.

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I read The Lottery last year and it STUNK! The most horrible thing I have ever read! DON'T READ THIS UNLESS YOU HAVE TO!!!

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