Atavistic Nature Of The Lottery

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In the story, " The Lottery", the reader is introduced to an almost dreamlike village,where the children stack rocks up in neat piles as their parents watch them without a care in the world. Upon further inspection of the strange introduction, one can infer that the purpose of this was to foreshadow the gruesome end of the story. The story revolves around an annual lottery where the males of the family must draw a ballot, and whoever wins has to have their family draw in order to determine who "wins". The term winning in this story is a nice way of saying sanctioned killing and violence. According to ResearchGate, "The story itself shows the atavistic nature lurking beneath humankind’s civilized surface and leads the reader to examine such

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