Directions: Choose one of the following for this week’s essay assignment. Please make sure your essay is 500 words or less. The word count includes your title and the body of your essay. Make certain to check the submission dates and times. No late work will be accepted.

  1. As you examine the perceived abuse of Mrs. Wright in this male-dominated society, write an essay that makes a case for why she should be freed by the women who have identified the clues of her guilt or allowed to face the judgment of the judicial system. Choose one side or the other. You cannot do both!
  2. Examine the characters in the story and their feelings about the lottery. Can it be argued that villagers want the drawing to continue? Discuss how one might come to this conclusion using examples from the story.


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