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I have to write a personal response essay for my English class on “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson.?

I have to write a five paragraph essay explaining my response to the story, i have to pick 3 adjectives to describe how I felt after I had read the story. and I have to explain the 3 reactions in each of the body paragraphs of the essay.My QUESTION is, how do I start my Introduction and Thesis? I know it has something to do with the tag, but how can i start a thesis with this?This is what I thinkIn Shirley Jackson's short story, "The Lottery"...but how do I go from there?Please give me ideas! and if you know how I should start my 1st paragraph that would be greatly appreciated

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  1. lengthwise says:

    The three adjectives/reactions will be your three main points in your thesis statement. Then in the rest of your essay you address theses three points. So it could say something such as: In Shirley Jackson’s short story, “The Lottery” some reactions from the reader that were aroused were blank, blank, and blank. Or something along those lines.

  2. myctophid says:

    i don’t like books

  3. emigate says:

    I read that when I was in high school. THAT STORY was the catalyst for a lifelong LOVE of reading!The Lottery. My book had questions at the end. The one that I remember was “Do we sometimes do things without ever really questioning why we do them?”I began to question my life around that time. I was a junior in high school.