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Essay heading: The Alchemist
 
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Shirley Jackson’s short story, “The Lottery” is not a typical modern day horror story, but she eloquently creates a sense of horror by using irony and cleverly leaving out information. The use of the names Mr. Graves and Mr. Summers, and Delacroix (which means of the cross) adds to the mystery of the story because they are ironic names...
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Shirley Jackson’s short story, “The Lottery” is not a typical modern day horror story, but she eloquently creates a sense of horror by using irony and cleverly leaving out information. The use of the names Mr. Graves and Mr. Summers, and Delacroix (which means of the cross) adds to the mystery of the story because they are ironic names...
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