What Is The Relationship Between The Lottery And A Visit To Grandmother

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I thought they were there for us, but I guess they lied. The way we treat others defines how we are as an individual. For instance, this is shown in the two short stories A Visit to Grandmother and The Lottery. We can also relate to this by Nayeli’s and Lisseth’ personal experience. Every mother claims to love all of their children equally, but some mothers are careless and seem to show more affection for one child than the other. Nayeli loves her mother with all her heart and would give everything up for her in the blink of an eye. Nayeli know her mother loves her, but at times her mother shows more affection to her younger sister which is constantly happening. Nayeli asked her once who was her favourite from all of her sisters and …show more content…
Some makeup and pretend like it never happened but others take it to heart and completely disregard the other person. Lisseth’ experience was like this. She lost her best friend due to the fact that she started talking badly about her behind her back. They were best friends for four years and she completely ruined it with careless speaking she said about Lisseth . It all started when she started hanging out with a girl who disliked Lisseth. The girl started telling her friend bad and false things about Lisseth, one of them being that she would say bad things about her own friend. Lisseth ' friend never confronted her about it but she believed it and started saying things about Lisseth. She later found out about this when one of her other friends started showing her messages that she had sent her, which were all negative things about Lisseth. When Lisseth saw them, she was shocked because what so called “friend” would talk badly about their own friend. Lisseth confronted her about it and she was completely honest with her. She said that she heard that Lisseth was talking trash about her and she believed it instead of asking her if it was true or not. Lisseth couldn’t believe what she was hearing. Her own best friend did something that she never expected would happen. “I can’t believe that you would say those things about me! I thought we were best friends. I will never forgive you for this!” Those were the last words Lisseth ever told her best friend before …show more content…
In this story one of the characters, Mrs. Hutchinson, had no shame in being some of the people who would put their own lives before their so called “loved ones”. Mrs.Hutchinson showed this by screaming out during the lottery that her children needed to be apart of the last drawing as well. “There’s Don and Eva,” Mrs.Hutchinson yelled. “Make them take their chance!” (32). She did this so that she would have a higher chance in surviving and she had no hesitation when it came to putting her own family’s lives in danger to save her own. Mrs. Hutchinson can never be classified as a loving mother because no mother would ever put her own children’s lives in danger like she did. She seemed to prefer her own life over her own family’s proving that she didn’t want to die just yet. The way she treated her children as a way for her to survive showed the way she is as an individual. It shows that she is a selfish and cruel

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