Taylor McGillProfessor HolmanComp IIMarch 26, 2020The Circle of FateThe story “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson teaches us about how traditions influence oureveryday lives. My family has many traditions, one of my favorites is the annual pep-talks mydad gives to my team before we compete. This tradition however, is not nearly as harsh as theone in the story. The people in the story are blinded bythe tradition of the “black box” and themeaning it has to their community. One of the characters says, “‘Listening to the young folks,nothing's good enough for them. Next thing you know, they'll be wanting to go back to living incaves, nobody work any more, live that way for a while. Used to be a saying about 'Lottery inJune, corn be heavy soon.'” The people in this community believe that their lottery is the rightthing to do.
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