The setting of “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson takes place in a small town in New England, which is not named but described as having approximately 300 citizens. The lot of the town is located on the “square”, and there is a specifically designated area of the town where the lottery is to be held, described as an area in the overgrown square of the village.
It is June 27th, a beautiful and sunny day. The environment is peaceful, with birds chirping and children playing. This peaceful atmosphere serves to help demonstrate the contrast between it and the grim outcome of the lottery.
What is the name of the place where the story is set?
The story is set in a small, rural town called Maycomb, Alabama. Located in the southern region of the United States, the fictional town is situated in the fictional county of Maycomb County. The town is a low income area, with the citizens relying mostly on the farming industry for their livelihoods.
The town itself is described as a rather old-fashioned, separated place with a long-standing history and traditional values deeply rooted in the culture of the people living there. The city also has a church, a general store, and a courthouse.
How long did the lottery take place in the village?
The village’s lottery was an annual event that had been taking place for as long as anyone could remember, though it is likely that it began in the 17th century when the settlers first arrived. Every year, the lottery was held at the end of the summer harvest, usually in August or September.
The lottery was a community event, with the entire village coming together to choose the lucky winner who was granted a piece of land, money, and other rewards. The lottery was traditionally held over the course of two days and was presided over by the village’s mayor.
On the first day, the names of all the potential winners were placed in large wooden boxes and a random draw was held to determine the winner. On the second day, the winner was presented with the award and the entire village would gather to celebrate.
The entire process usually lasted about two days, though the exact length depended on how many people participated and the mayor’s ability to manage the crowd.
Is the lottery set in the future?
No, the lottery is not set in the future. The short story “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson is set in a small, unnamed town in the present day. It features a strange, ritualistic lottery which the villagers take part in every year, although it is left ambiguous what the lottery entails.
The story is widely considered to be an exploration of the human tendency to blindly follow tradition, even if the tradition is something that is horrific and wrong. There is nothing in the story that suggests the lottery is set in the future.