Tradition In Jackson's The Lottery

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The appeal to tradition clearly affects the truth of the horrendous tradition of the Lottery. The Lottery by Jackson shows the appeal to accept insanity because of tradition and respecting those that have long participated in the insanity can make you a victim of the insanity. Old Man Warner (the luckiest lottery winner in town) voices his defense of a town tradition which a few attempt to challenge with examples of other towns, but Warner rejects any change by a “pack of young fools,” with pride of his seventy-seventh lottery. Jackson explains how the tradition has survived over time and shows the pride and obligation of the people to follow the tradition without considering the consequences. The children are excited and eagerly participate
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