Examples Of Death In The Lottery By Shirley Jackson

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Death can happen to anyone at any time, like winning the lottery. People are naturally curious and flock to death like a pack of hungry vultures. "The Lottery", by Shirley Jackson, emphasizes the randomness of death, while almost poking fun at the behaviour of people not directly affected by it. Death can happen on any day, to anyone, like a lottery. The lottery itself, in the story, symbolizes exactly how random death is; everyone is entered, and nobody is exempt. Whether you be poor, rich, young, old, sick, or in health, anyone can die, which is demonstrated by the people not chosen during the course of the story. Old Man Warner has been in the lottery for 72 years and still has not died. Mr. Dunbar has a broken leg, yet still chosen,
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