Similarities Between Shirley Jackson's The Lottery and Bullying

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When the strong devours the weak, its nature in its purest form. Yet when one over-powers another repetitively to hurt them physically and mentally, that is bullying; human cruelty. The Lottery is a good story with a plot twist that has some major points that relate to bullying in schools. The lottery can be easily contrasted to bullying because they connect together with power imbalance, repetitive actions and human cruelty; Even if are the most intelligent creatures on Earth, we are the most brutal monsters since the start of time. The setting of The Lottery is at the past where humans had valued traditions, while bullying is in modern day time, no matter the past or present; we humans are cruel as deep the universe can be. The first …show more content…

The following bond of the lotter and bullying is the continuous abuse, the bully abuse is never a one time thing. The bully would come back to their targets to abuse them multiple times; it may be the same act over and over, where the situation becomes consistent of tormenting. In school, the bully could demand the prey's homework or money, other times they may abuse them with words or through beating. Yet no matter what, they would do it repeatedly. The bully want to attack with fear so that they show their "push-over" that they will keep repeating it and they cant do anything, no matter what. In The Lottery, the repetitive action may not be on one person but on a different one each year. Even the oldest guy in the village, Old Man Warner said, "Seventy-seventh year I been in the lottery". This had been repeating time and time again more than seventy seven years; yet they keep frequently have it annually to attach the fear into the villagers heart that if they don't work hard, they might be the one to be stoned to death next. Its not as major as it is in school but the repetitive actions shows that despite anything else they would still come and do it. The fear is then planted into their very soul that they know that the nightmare will never, ever end.

The uttermost major relationship between The Lottery and bullying is the amount of human cruelty, an intentional actions that makes a person

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