Blind Acceptance Of Tradition In The Lottery By Shirley Jackson

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The lottery is held by the village members every year in June. Each villager arrives, collecting stones, then gathering together with their family. Their participation is practiced by the villagers and among the years, the tradition has become meaningless over the time. No one appears to know when the lottery started nor does anyone know when it will end. Each villager sees to the tradition as a force of nature, and the people can not even imagine rebelling against it. Therefore, this relates to the theme about how the villagers blindly follow tradition. So, the villagers’ blind acceptance of the lottery allows ritual murder to become part of the town. Consequently, the villagers feel powerless to change so they continue with the lottery
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