The Lottery Sacrifice

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Should people sacrifice what they care about? This is an interesting question to think about, and can be a good judge of character depending on what they sacrifice, and what for. Another thing to think about is why people sacrifice things that they care about. Sacrifice all depends on what type of person they are, and their judgement. People sacrifice what they care about because the end result is more important than the thing being sacrificed. This can all be seen in “The Giving Tree”, “The Most Dangerous Game”, and “The Lottery”.
In the short story, “The Giving Tree”, the tree sees the boy as being more important than itself because she loves him. She proves this by giving up herself for the boys’ advancement in life. First the tree gives
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On this island, he meets a man named Zaroff, and another named Ivan. at first they seem nice, and then they introduce him to the game. Rainsford disagrees, but is then told, “If he does not wish to hunt, I turn him over to Ivan. Ivan once had the honor of serving as official knouter to the Great White Czar, and he has his own ideas of sport. Invariably, Mr. Rainsford, invariably they choose the hunt." He was forced to sacrifice three days of his life avoiding certain death in the jungle, or be beaten to death. Eventually, after three days, he killed the best dog, then Ivan, then came the third day at midnight. When Zaroff tells Rainsford that he survived the game, he decided to challenge him to a duel to the death. By doing this, he proved he learned the true meaning of self-sacrifice by being willing to sacrifice his own life to stop the …show more content…
Lessons are learned especially about sacrifice, and how sometimes, you have no control over how and if they happen. Let me explain. The Lottery is a short story about a small town that holds a lottery every single year as a tradition. The whole town comes together and draws names. The people in their city gather stones, rocks and pebbles. Various cities take part in the lottery, and some abandoned the tradition. In this particular city, the lottery only takes a few hours to finish, after the names are called and everybody has their slip of paper. Eventually a winner is picked and they can’t do anything to stop what’s coming to them. “Although the villagers had forgotten the ritual and lost the original black box, they still remembered to use stones.” The character named Tessie was picked to be stoned to death. Even the youngest of children took part in it, “The children had stones already. And someone gave little Davy Hutchinson few pebbles.” Tessie had to sacrifice her life against her own will. This teaches people that sometimes sacrifice is unnecessary and pointless, but will still continue to

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