What Is The Central Theme Of The Lottery By Shirley Jackson

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The lottery is a short story written by Shirley Jackson in 1948 and was published in the New Yorker.This is not a true story. The short story took place in the square in the village. The village has a lottery every year. Villagers would say “Lottery in June, corn be heavy soon.” The man of each household had to pick a piece of paper out of a black box. The “winner” got a black dot on the paper; the “winning” family would have to draw out of the box. Someone in the family would get the black dot, if they did they would be stoned to death. The central theme to The Lottery is the power of tradition. Somebody mentioned people are changing the tradition but he got “shot down”. They have been doing the tradition for so long they have never stopped
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