The Lottery and Other Stories

what does the setting contribute to the story?

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The setting is wholesome, and the town itself can be seen as nothing less than charming. In contrast, the story itself is anything but charming, and the town gathering at the square is nothing like the Mayberry picnic we expect. The setting sets us up for the surprising brutality to come. It's meant to shock, and it succeeds.