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English 10 1 2 Brooklyn College 28 April 2018 Tradition is tradition
In “The Lottery”, Shirley Jackson illustrates the signiﬁcance of tradition. Jackson
illustrates this through the usage of irony. “The lottery” of this town results the death of one
resident. Instead of winning money, members “win” a painful experience which are being stoned
to death by their fellow neighbors, acquaintances, etc, Why would a town hold such an horriﬁc event? This answer can be answered from the following, “The original paraphernalia for the lottery had been lost long ago, and the black box now resting
on the stool had been put into use even before Old Man Warner, the oldest man in town, was
born. Mr. Summers spoke frequently to the Villagers about making a new box, but no one liked to upset even as much tradition as was represented by the black box. (Jackson 5)” Tradition is the primary reason as to why the members of this town are reluctant to the slightest
change. This black box was presented since the oldest man in town who illustrated its longevity
from generation to generation. Altering the Black Box for the slightest enhancement posses a threat as it can diminish what it represents. The Black Box has managed to remain intact 317 words ...
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