Sacrifice In The Lottery And Good Country People

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When sacrifices are made, a goal is accomplished by the person sacrificing the object and a life is affected by the sacrifice made which could be seen in The Lottery by Shirley Jackson, The Veldt by Ray Bradbury, and Good Country People by Flannery O’Connor. In The Lottery, a community of people stand with their traditions even though it harms their society. In The Veldt, the children sacrifice someone they should love and replace it by a room they love more. In Good Country People, Hulga, a mid age, deformed, and independent, woman sacrifices something she needs for a person she thinks she knows. Although sacrifices can impact a person’s outcome in life, some characters sacrifice the people they love, some people sacrifice their community’s …show more content…

People sacrifice the ones they love sometimes for interest or tradition. Most children grow up loving and cherishing their parents. However Wendy and Peter in The Veldt, turn against the people they say they love for their own interests. Mr. and Mrs. Hadley scream in the nursery. Realiz[ing] why those other screams sounded so familiar (Bradbury 10). Not only do people sacrifice those they love for interest, but also for tradition. In The Lottery, Mrs. Hutchinson’s family and close friends turn against her in seconds for the sake of tradition. The children had stones already, and someone g[ives] little Davy Hutchinson a few pebbles (Jackson 28). The people in these books deem the sacrifice necessary and end up making the world a darker place by make it okay to kill others. Others sacrifice morals and some members of the community. Even though some might think that children don’t have morals, but morals are a key value every person everyone has. Values are what people find acceptable. In The Veldt, Wendy and Parker sacrifice their morals by replacing their parents with an object and by deeming it acceptable to harm their parents. David McClean says to Mr. and Mrs. Hadley,

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