Human Conditions In Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

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On a daily basis thousands of people participate in lotteries all over the world hoping to win a grand prize. In Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery” people much like today participated in a lottery. The significant difference between lotteries now and the story’s lottery is money, luxuries and death. There are many dominant human conditions in “The Lottery”, some of those human conditions are tradition, hypocrisy and society. The lottery can be dangerous and other’s are not always to be trusted; they may not actually be who they present themselves to be. The first human condition is tradition. Tradition played a major role as to why the lottery continued for so long even though it was dangerous and inhumane. The villagers
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