The Lottery and Other Stories

The lottery question 6

In the first part of the story, readers learn about characters, setting, and plot through the narrators exposition. The second part of the story depends mostly on dialogue to advance the plot. How does this change affect the pacing and mood of this part of the story?

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The second part of the story is largely the narrator's fractured and panicked thoughts. This mirrors her emotional isolation and breakdown. The pacing of the story becomes quicker and erratic. We see the author emotionally disintegrating in front of us.