The Normality of Evil

Olivia Giuseppina Merli

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In this article, I examine the famous American short story "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson, first published in "The New Yorker" in 1949. Most have sought to explain this story in light of particular events in American history. By contrast, my interpretation underlines a more universal theme: the problem of evil.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-52
Number of pages4
JournalConfluence The Journal of the AGLSP
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Hannah Arendt
  • Shirley Jackson
  • The Lottery


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