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  1. Sep 20, 2005 · My Name Is Earl: Created by Gregory Thomas Garcia. With Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez. A ne'er do well wins $100,000 in the lottery and decides to right all the wrongs from his past with his newfound realization.

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    • 2005-09-20
  2. Analysis. The morning of June 27th is a sunny, summer day with blooming flowers and green grass. In an unnamed village, the inhabitants gather in the town square at ten o’clock for an event called “the lottery.”. In other towns there are so many people that the lottery must be conducted over two days, but in this village there are only ...

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  4. After Paul was granted bad luck with the money, he gave it back to Earl ("Number One"). In Randy's List Item, Randy got a lottery ticket from him and Earl's aunt. Even though Randy only won $250 he was excited like Earl when he won his ticket. He also immediatey lost the ticket after being hit by a bike.

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    ] Willie aka Willie the One-Eyed Mailman is a resident of Camden County that delivers mail to the abodes of local Camdenites including Earl, Randy and Catalina. He has only one working eye.

    After Earl was run down after buying a winning lotto ticket, Willie was one of the few people the ticket passed by before returning to Earl ("Number One").

    Willie delivered the invitation to Joy's Wedding to Randy. He was later in the Crab Shack drinking with Earl ("Joy's Wedding"). He was distracted by the noise of planes going over Camden County whilst in the Crab Shack, leading to him voting for Carl Hickey ("Cost Dad the Election"). Willie delivered Catalina the note regarding the towing of Earl a...

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    • What Does "The Lottery" Mean?

    "The Lottery" takes place on June 27, a beautiful summer day, in a small New England village where all the residents are gathering for their traditional annual lottery. Though the event first appears festive, it soon becomes clear that no one wants to win the lottery. Tessie Hutchinson seems unconcerned about the tradition until her family draws th...

    The story achieves its terrifying effect primarily through Jackson's skillful use of contrasts, through which she keeps the reader's expectations at odds with the action of the story. The picturesque setting contrasts sharply with the horrific violence of the conclusion. The story takes place on a beautiful summer day with flowers "blossoming profu...

    If the villagers were thoroughly numb to the violence—if Jackson had misled her readers entirely about where the story was heading—I don't think "The Lottery" would still be famous. But as the story progresses, Jackson gives escalating clues to indicate that something is amiss. Before the lottery starts, the villagers keep "their distance" from the...

    As with many stories, there have been countless interpretations of "The Lottery." For instance, the story has been read as a comment on World War II or as a Marxist critique of an entrenched social order. Many readers find Tessie Hutchinson to be a reference to Anne Hutchinson, who was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colonyfor religious reasons...

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  5. The Lottery. The specific details Jackson describes in the beginning of “The Lottery” set us up for the shocking conclusion. In the first paragraph, Jackson provides specific details about the day on which the lottery takes place. She tells us the date (June 27), time (about 10 a.m. ), and temperature (warm). She describes the scene exactly ...

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