Traditions in The Lottery by Shirley Jackson and A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

1176 WordsFeb 4, 20185 Pages
Throughout the world there have been bazaar rituals or traditions that don’t usually happen in the United States. To us it may seem wrong and cruel but to those countries seems to be the right thing to do because that is what they believe in. Some countries do their rituals or traditions like every single year. Most of them are somewhat similar or different but still have the same aspect. There are many people who still follow these traditions or try to escape to another place so they can be free to do whatever they want. There are a lot of comparisons between The Lottery by Shirley Jackson to the short story A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner. In the short story “the Lottery” by Shirley Jackson has a very unique twist and different traditions. This story is about how the whole community is coming together for a gathering every once a year. It is not any happy gathering that people might think it would be. The lottery is a tradition that the community has picked up after years back and still follows this tradition. They forgot most of the whole rituals but they don’t forget the important part which is the part of stoning the person to death. The lottery is a cruel thing they do every year and they don’t plan of stopping. This involves the whole community to join in a circle in the middle of town. There is a black box which is the replacement of the old box that was used years ago. In the box is a bunch of paper that the people have to grab one and depends on the person
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