Response To The Lottery By Shirley Jackson

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The story, “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, wanted us to acquire that the fear of change, and expressing your opinion can drive you to follow the crowd. This short story takes place in a small New England village on June 27th. A ritual called The Lottery was being practiced. A case in point, the author tells us, “Every year after the lottery, Mr. Summers began talking again about a new box, but every year the subject was allowed to fade off without being done.” (p. 1-2) The villagers experiencing the lottery all wanted a change. They did not understand the ritual or favor it at all. The villagers were afraid to fully modify this event. They were scared of speaking up and taking action. To illustrate that the fear of expressing your opinions
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