The Influence Of Tradition In Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

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In the story “The Lottery”, the lottery tradition keeps society stable for the people of the village. I believe the story is a universal statement about dangerous tendencies in human nature. Jackson's "The Lottery" reveals that human beings in society are capable of committing cruel acts. Humans are often influenced by society, tradition, and even peer pressure. Cruel acts will be portrayed in society if humans are reflected by those elements. “It isn't fair, it isn't right,” Mrs. Hutchinson screamed, and then they were upon her. Jackson(315) This quote explains the feeling of how some of the people from the village feel. Many people thought it was wrong, but some saw the tradition as a normal routine throughout the village. Therefore, Tessie
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