Analysis Of `` The Lottery Of Babylon `` By Luis Borges Essay

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By looking closer into human life, one can see how fate can play a significant part in how their life is run. Although some people believe that our destiny is in our own hands, I believe that some, if not all parts of our life are pre-determined. In “The Lottery in Babylon,” Luis Borges portrays how fate has an inevitable role in the world through, how the population themselves take actions that will later take control of their lives, the unstoppable growth of the Company, and by the lottery that people are forced to play in. By taking a step back, and actually thinking about the many facets of our life, it becomes clear that fate plays a much bigger role then we would expect. Constantly desiring more, people take actions that leave the state of their future and sometimes even the futures of others up to fate. In Babylon, as time passed, so did the idea of a simple lottery, in which little risk was involved. Knowing human nature, it is not surprising to see how the lottery in Babylon transformed into something much greater. The starting lotteries “had no moral force,” and did not gain the attention of the citizens. However, with people getting bored of the low risk, low reward lottery, change was implemented and “unfavourable numbers were introduced.” “Risk piqued the public’s interest,” and got people more fascinated in the lottery. This displays how humans are never content or satisfied with their situation, and always want more. Never being completely comfortable…

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