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I need help understanding the directions for this essay response in 9th grade English B Unit 3. Its worth ten points and I really want to score all ten!!!
It really cant go over a page because there is a character limit.
I need to get this done right now.
The questions is...
20.) Identify one of the darker actions examined in a story or drama from this unit. In what piece is the action highlighted? What intentions or emotions prompt the action? How would the story or drama change if the character involved were able to overcome the darker impulse and indulge a higher intention? Explain.

I need you to do two things:
1.) rephrase the question for slow person like me to understand.
2.)help me put it together/write it (I'm not asking you do to it for me! I just need a walkthrough)

My story/drama that I chose to do this on is called The Lottery by Shirley Jackson.

If you have never read this story can you please read these two summaries (you don't have to read both if its too much) to be able to help me better?

Jishka wont allow me to post the links so I'll try to put them in the comments! If that doesn't work google:

"The Lottery Shirley Jackson Spark notes"

and

"Shmoop The lottery summary"

I hope this doesn't seem like I'm asking for a lot but I am truly willing to work I just need a bit of guidance.

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  1. Okay, do you know what a "darker moment" is? It's something sinister or frightening or otherwise negative. I think you can find one in the story.

    "In what piece is the action highlighted?" I don't know what the question means by "piece." I GUESS it means where in the story. At what point in the action.

    "What emotions..." seems pretty straightforward. What prompts the action, why does he or she feel that way?

    That depends on which "darker" action or event you choose. If the character reacted with less fear or resentment, how would the story be different?

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  2. THANK YOU!!! This makes a bit more sense now.

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  3. I hope it helps.

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  4. But for the second question "In what piece is the action highlighted?" I am still confused about what it means. Do I need to name a specific part/paragraph?

    In the Lottery I think the only innocent person is the main character. I feel like if she changed they way she acted the story would remain the same, but I'm not sure if I should state that in my essay.

    and for the last question "How would the story or drama change if the character involved were able to overcome the darker impulse and indulge a higher intention"

    Can you break that question down? It looks like complete gibberish to me

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