Parent Guide: The Lottery

This week in class, we’re reading “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson.

In Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery,” an entire town participates in a ritual that turns surprisingly sinister.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Justice, Freedom & Equality, Morality, and Social Pressure as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

“What is fair?”, “What are the effects of following the crowd?”, and “Why do people do bad things?”

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