The Theme Of Tradition And Society In The Lottery By Shirley Jackson

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“The Lottery” is about a town and their tradition. Each year everyone from the community gathers in the town square and the head of each family goes up to the front and draws a piece of paper (Jackson). Once every family has drawn a paper they are allowed to look at it. This particular year the Hutchinson family received “it”. The Hutchinson family then goes to the front and each member draws another card. Tess Hutchinson received the card with the black dot and the reader then finds out Tess’s fate. Since Tess drew that specific card she will be stoned to death. The theme of “The Lottery” is tradition and society. As the story progresses the reader realizes that no one really knows when or why the lottery started (Jackson). The reader finds
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