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Young People Read Old SFF: The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
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James Nicoll
2018-03-29 13:50:45 UTC
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Young People Read Old SFF: The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

http://youngpeoplereadoldsff.com/story/the-lottery
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Gene Wirchenko
2018-03-29 19:38:46 UTC
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On Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:50:45 +0000 (UTC), ***@panix.com (James
Nicoll) wrote:

>Young People Read Old SFF: The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
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>http://youngpeoplereadoldsff.com/story/the-lottery

That story is a lovely bit of nastiness.

Sincerely,

Gene Wirchenko
D B Davis
2018-03-31 00:44:13 UTC
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James Nicoll <***@panix.com> wrote:
> Young People Read Old SFF: The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
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> http://youngpeoplereadoldsff.com/story/the-lottery

Does Jackson use dissonance to psychologically badger readers into
hating the troublemaker? Does she subtly groom readers to subconsciously
become part of the group, accept the group's wisdom, and acquiesce to
the ritual that silences the troublemaker and eases the tension?

Thank you,

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