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TITLE: “Totem” and “Lottery” Many people find difficult to accept other people's culture. Competition between cultures occasionally arises. In Totem, written by Thomas King, the protagonist is a totem pole that symbolizes the culture of the first nation, but is hated by Canadian people. Canadian society does not tolerate the first nation. The second story "Lottery" Mr. Warner is the oldest man in the city and has participated in seventy-seven lotteries. It represents the tradition of a lottery in the city. A young generation tells him that the other places have stopped holding the lottery. They think they're a "set of crazy fools" because they want to stop the lottery. They think they get rid of this tradition "they want to go back to life in caves". According to Mr. Warner, the lottery is the only thing that keeps them stable. Another main symbol in the "lottery" is the black box. The black box was not a tradition because it was not handed over, it was just thoughts and rituals that passed through generations.
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