Examples Of Old Man Warner In The Lottery By Shirley Jackson

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Old Man Warner In The Lottery by Shirley Jackson a story about a lottery that is celebrated every summer in this village. This is a christian tradition performed every summer by every single person in the village. The villagers show their obedience by forming a square every year and performing their tradition, The Lottery every June 27th. Keeping this as a tradition is very important, that is why Old Man warner tries keeping this tradition alive, and helping people get organized. The lottery is based on making a sacrifice. A sacrifice made to the gods because the villagers need their crops to grow. As Old Man Warner said that, “Lottery in june, corn be heavy soon” which reveals that The Lottery will help them in some way …show more content…

Old Man Warner is in charge of this position and he does this every year, from the beginning of his first few lotteries. It is his responsibility to make sure that the village keeps running normally and that it does not change for any reason. Later has heard that other that other towns have gave up the lottery and he replied with a grim. Mr. and Mrs. Adams told him about these town which also ended with him saying “Nothing but trouble” (35). This means that he believes that what does people are doing is wrong and trouble causing. He also called them a “Pack of young fools” (35) which is what he believes that those people are. Other people who do this are considered fools because of dropping such an important tradition. He strongly disagrees with the fact of giving up the tradition of The …show more content…

Old Man Warner obviously takes this seriously and he did not agree with what Nancy’s friend has to share out. Old Man Warner is also considered important because Mr. Martin asked if he was there at the crowd, “Old Man Warner Make it?” (18). This shows that he is known in the village, not just an average person but a person who helps others out and is always showing up the most important tradition to him and the village. Old Man Warner is important to the village; tradition because he helps other people get in order and also strongly believes that it is the correct way for the villagers to

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