Hypocrisy In The Lottery By Shirley Jackson

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“Hypocrisy is a detriment to progress. There's always a hidden agenda”( Larry Flynt). “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson takes place in a village in Vermont in 1948. It was published shortly after WWII. Some of her friends seemed to believe that some of the characters in the short story were modeled after some of the people that lived in north bennington. During the time that this was written and published people were still trying to deal and to confront all of the events of the Holocaust,WWII and the atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Another concern around this time was the spread of Communism, and the “Cold War.” During this time there was a lot of male dominance and women had very little power and they were expected to stay home with