The Role Of Manipulation In Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

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"The Lottery": Essay Humans possess tendencies that gage them to conform with one another, depending on social and political manipulation given by higher power. This is commonly seen in regards to history repeating itself as shown in the short story "The Lottery" written by Shirley Jackson. This story is a representation of how citizens of a society can be forced to abide by directions given by higher power resulting in a dystopian. Comparisons can be drawn from both the short story and in today's world. As shown in society people confide in one another following directions from as simply cleaning their room, and doing their dishes. Ironically, the short story was published around 1948 after world war two. This is a clear representation…show more content…
Hitler was in power for over a decade establishing a mass amount of followers ensuring to get his prominent ideas across by electrifying his audience with his great "tongue". by doing so, his triumphs were lead by the collapse of others. Consequently, the holocaust was a detrimental time for Jewish people, this resulted in gas showers that brought deaths to millions of people. In comparison to the short story deaths were a minimum, but the act itself was still barbaric pertaining to the stoning of citizens. Old Man Warner believed that nothing good would come out of the discontinuance of the lottery: "… used to be a saying about 'Lottery in June, corn be heavy soon …". The idea of stopping the killing for mortality was suppressed into the back of hitlers and the people of the short story. Essentially, they believed regardless of killing one or oppose to millions, it was beneficial for society for their crops. Young men in the world during this time were drafted into the military, some showing an exemplifying amount of courage, others by default, an ultimatum was given. The ultimatum given was either death or banishment. This Is shown when Tess Hutchinson is picked for the Lottery. "… it wasn't fair …".
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