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Shirley Jackson's Short Story - The Lottery (1969)

Posted by Bill_the_Only on Tuesday, March 17, 2009

This was shown to us in English class, meant to provoke discussion. Not only did it succeed in that, the ending left a lot of us speechless. It left the entire class reeling for days.

About 20 minutes long

Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN5V8cQ2DAk

Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN5V8cQ2DAk

Bill_the_Only
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Posted: 9 years 31 weeks ago

Can I not edit my own post?

I meant to say that it was a 1969 film of a story written in 1948.

It skewers how people blindly follow conform and follow tradition, even when it means killing others...and the hypocrisy of those that blindly conform and follow tradition and participate in it until it's turned on THEM.

That's it in a nutshell.

The Swollen Goi...
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Posted: 9 years 31 weeks ago

You can't edit thread-starting posts. It's kind of annoying, but them's the breaks.

Also, I loved the short story growing up. I've never seen the adaptation. I look forward to it.

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Posted: 9 years 30 weeks ago

Everybody must get STONED!

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Posted: 9 years 30 weeks ago

JEHOVAH!