How Does Society Follow Barbaric Actions In The Lottery '?

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“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another” (William Shakespeare). “The Lottery” is a short story that was published during the 1940s, shortly after the end of World War II. People believed that this story’s setting and characters were modeled after the author’s life and where she lived in 1940. The short story was meant to highlight the social, political, and cultural atmosphere of the society during the time it was written. During this era, there was a large male dominant societies, where women had barely any power or say in what was occurring. This was also shown in the short story “The Lottery”, along with the spread of communism, and how society will follow barbaric actions in order to ensure their own means to survival.

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