" "It isn't fair, it isn't right," Mrs. Hutchinson screamed, and then they were upon.

When a writer composes a short story, some may have a meaning and others may.

not. With the ones that have a purpose, it is usually a very profound, easily understood.

meaning that is developed within them. The quote is taken from Shirley Jackson's, The.

Lottery, which is one short story the has a very difficult meaning to be understood . From.

this one quote alone, a person should be able to tell that this story is supposed to show.

what is right and what is wrong. It is with this in mind that Jackson writes the story to.

show us all some kind of meaning.

Shirley Jackson was born December 14, 1919 in San Francisco, California (About.

Jackson 2). She lived in San Francisco for twenty-one years until she entered Syracuse.

University (Bentley 1). While attending Syracuse, she met and married Stanley Edgar.

Hyman, who ironically was a critic that later became her editor(Bentley 1). The Lottery.

was written in 1948, seven years after Shirley Jackson wrote her first short story, My Life.

with RH Macy (About Jackson 2). She then went on to write The Road Through the.

Wall, The Hangsaman, Life Among the Savages, The Bird's Nest, Raising Demons, The.

Sundial, The Haunting of Hill House, and We Have Always Lived in the Castle between.

1948 and 1962 (About Jackson 2). August 8, 1965, three years after her last short story .

We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Shirley Jackson died (About Jackson 2).

The Lottery was set in a small village where people began to gather between the.

post office and the bank around ten o"clock in the morning on June 27th (Lottery 1). The.

children assembled first, where the feeling of freedom settled around them.

uneasily(Lottery 1). The men gathered soon after, looking at there children and chatting.

about the usual, the women coming shortly after their husbands to exchange bits of.

gossip until the lottery started ( Lottery 1).