Response To The Lottery

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In the story "The Lottery," one theme that could be found would be to not do something just because it 's always been done. In this story, villagers have a drawing every year and pick one person to stone to death, as a sacrifice for good crops. This is obviously a very horrific and barbaric tradition, but people continue to do it because they believe it will bring the town good crops. The reveal of what the lottery actually is doesn 't come until the end of the story, and is a big shock to the reader. This is because of how the author portrayed the setting. In the beginning, she described it as a warm summer 's day, with children running around playing, the men talking about their crops, and the women gossiping. The author made it seem like
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