The Relationship Between The Lottery And What, Would You Wish For By Shirley Jackson

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Human relationships among the community are significantly pivotal when it comes toward defining who we are. The people that surround us either break us or shape us. In the short stories, The Lottery by Shirley Jackson and What, of This Goldfish, Would You Wish For written by Etgar Keret, the relationship between the community result in actions that define who they are. The Lottery portrays that people often have a hard time changing their ways of celebration or thoughts when they are accustomed and encouraged by close friends or others. The village was relentless to the idea of stopping the tradition of the Lottery or how it was conducted. However, What, of This Goldfish, Would You Wish For conveys that after being hesitant or not wanting to …show more content…
We eat sweet bread, we dance, and we visit all the altars. Last year, my family built one for my aunt and we all came to honor it. I was surprised in seeing a lot of people on our altar, but then I realized that these people are also our family. They were very respectful to our altar and even tried to announce it for everyone to come visit it. I connect to most of these people because we all celebrate the same tradition just like the people in The Lottery whom all connect through their tradition. These people are friendly, caring, and quiet because it is such a serious event. I can also describe myself as these traits because I am just like them, discipline and mental wise. I always make new friends because we are all basically “brothers” in our tradition. This celebration leads to more of a family reunion because our family celebrates the dead. This celebration has helped me understand the importance of our cultures and how others have helped me be a different …show more content…
He asked the question, What of This Goldfish, Would You Wish For? to “ A Holocaust survivor with a number on his arm who asked very slowly, in a quiet voice- as if he’d been waiting for Yonatan to come, as if it wasn’t an exercise at all- he’d been wondering (if this fish didn’t mind), would it be possible for all Nazis left living in the world to be held accountable for their crime?” The Holocaust survivor had experienced a hateful relationship with Nazis which resulted him in being a resentful person. Then, ironically Yonatan happened to knock at Sergei’s door who “hated people knocking on his door because when he was younger since he was a Zionist people were always knocking”. This relationship among his community led to him moving away and isolating himself. Unlike my own personal experience of my baby brother’s death I didn’t isolate myself rather grew closer to my closest friends and family. When Yonatan showed up at Sergei’s door, Sergei didn’t want him in, yet Yonatan managed to get inside. Sergei was then provoked to kill Yonatan because he thought Yonatan was going to steal his fish. The fish then tried to persuade Sergei to using his last wish to save Yoni, but Sergei refused to do so. “If, on this you won’t waste a wish, then tell me Sergie, what is is good for?” At last the fish was

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