The Inhumane Tradition In The Lottery, By Shirley Jackson

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The Lottery by Shirley Jackson gives the readers, an interpretation of something great is in the works for this small village. As per usual, the morning of June 27th, the sun was shining without a cloud in the sky; for today is the lottery, and for many of us in our current culture, we relate the lottery as an symbol of winning, hope, of financial relief, why would we think of it any other way? This lottery is a ruthless ritual since 1948, that the villagers only recognize it only by their own teachings of traditions, morals, and values, clearly no one in the village actually knows the reason why they continue this tradition. "Well, now." Mr. Summers said soberly, "guess we better get started, get this over with, so 's(sic) we can go back to work. Anybody ain 't(sic) here?"(Jackson 141). To illustrate, The Lottery is a story of a deep rooted tradition that makes no difference to their annual corn harvest. Furthermore, this is a story of a tradition that they call their own civic duties is a brutal, inhumane tradition, eventually the villagers become vicious stone throwers towards The Lottery winner, that eventually leads to Mrs. …show more content…
Although, we do know that it is used as capital punishment in other western countries. To understand, killing someone sacrificing a villager for a strong harvest crop makes no sense. By far there is no compatibility with the author and reality, throughout this story. By having civic duties of a vote to The Lottery to partake in being stoned to death by the other villagers for their crop is insane thinking. To allow children get prepared to gather of stones to throw at The Lottery winner, is a pretty scary thought on its own. Of course the death of Mrs. Hutchinson is tragically unnecessary death, with the brutality of a mob of stone throwers at her. In the end, I guess you can say that Mrs. Hutchinson, took her winnings and went to get

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