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Professor! I have the perfect paper topic! Harry Potter is just like Jesus!

See also: Dumbledore is just like Jesus. And Gandalf…wait for it…just like Jesus! No, hold on…FRODO is Jesus… If I had a dollar for every student who tried to write that paper, I would have retired from teaching by now. So what’s the problem? For one, labeling every heroic protagonist …

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Lesson Plans: Using Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” To Teach Logical Fallacies

Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery” must stand as one of the most anthologized works in literature textbook history. Here, from the vantage point of my professorial desk, I can lay eyes on at least four volumes that feature it. What’s so great about “The Lottery?” For one, the story …