Violence In The Lottery

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The purpose of violence in “The Lottery” is to make a connection to today’s society in which something bad can take place in places people would never think anything could happen. The town in which “The Lottery” is set in is a sweet country town. No one would think something so bad like stoning a person to death publicly, could happen. “Tessie Hutchinson was in the center of a cleared space by now… a stone hit her on the side of the head.” A similar event happened in which teachers died in Connecticut to a school shooter. All of the locals thought something like so horrific could never happen to a great town like that. The purpose of violence is not just physical, but it can also be mental for the people that are being hurt. Bad things can
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