Analysis Of The Lottery By Shirly Jaxson

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The theme of the 2 story’s The Lottery by Shirly Jaxson and First they came … by Martin Niemoller is it is dangerous to follow blindly . The lottery is a story were everyone still does this tradition that basically gets people killed if they “win” then the towns people throw rocks at the people who “won” . They first came is a poem and it is about how the Nazis come for all of these different people and he did not stand up then they came for him and no one else was there to help him so basically taking the right path is not always the easiest path . So basically the two story’s are saying it is dangerous to follow the crowd and it can end in disastrous consequences .

The lottery is in a little town in the southern part of the world were it was summer so it was the time for the lottery . In the story the author says “But in this village of about only 300 people “ . Then the author said “The children gather first of course they recently got out of school for summer” . Also he says “The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny “ .

In first they came it is in WW2 it is a poem were he goes with the crowd the they come for him and no one would help him . He says that “They first came for the socialist and then the Unionist and then the Jews and then him . First the came is a first person story . In First they came the Nazis do not like people .

The theme of the 2 story’s The Lottery by Shirly Jaxson and First they came … by Martin Niemoller is it is dangerous to follow blindly

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