Read PARAGRAPH 1 “THE LOTTERY”:
The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full-summer day; the flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green. The people of the village began to gather in the square, between the post office and the bank, around ten o'clock; in some towns there were so many people that the lottery took two days and had to be started on June 26th, but in this village, where there were only about three hundred people, the whole lottery took less than two hours, so it could begin at ten o'clock in the morning and still be through in time to allow the villagers to get home for noon dinner.
With a partner discuss…..
- How does a warm, clear summer day make you feel? What do blooming flowers and green grass make you think?
- What mood does Jackson create?
- Does this mood cause you to alter your prediction? If so, how?
Using quotes from the paragraph find evidence for each category:
- : Summer, “morning of June 27th”
The short story, “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson is set in ____________________________________. The author describes the setting best when she says, “ __________________________”. The author creates a __________ mood when she says, “______________________”.