What Is The Lottery Tradition

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Many people do things without questioning them. They do not know why they do it, or why they should not do it. All they know is tradition. The short story, “The Lottery,” written by Shirley Jackson demonstrates such habitual, ritualistic behavioral traditions followed by a village. This custom is known as the Lottery. The villagers do not challenge this praxis because it is the social norm. The townspeople adhere to the general guidelines of this savagely cruel ritual by brutally murdering another person to repent for their sins. However barbaric this tradition may be, the townspeople do not oppose this group homicide because it is a practice that they have accepted for many years. Unthinkingly doing something with the only reason being
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