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Essay heading: Irony in "The Lottery"
 
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His name brings a grim reality to the lottery once the reader finds out what the winner receives. On the other hand, Mr. Summers has a delightful name, which also matches his description as "a round-faced, jovial man" (715). Mr. Summers is the mayor of the town and also runs the most successful business?the coal company...
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When one thinks of summer one generally thinks of pleasantness and happiness. His name is ironic because his job is essentially in contrast to these thoughts. He is in charge of the random killing of a villager, which hardly seems pleasant. As the plot progress some of the characters make ironic statements...
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