The_Lottery - Taylor McGill Professor Holman Comp II The Circle of Fate The story \u201cThe Lottery\u201d by Shirley Jackson teaches us about how traditions

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Taylor McGill Professor Holman Comp II March 26, 2020 The Circle of Fate The story “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson teaches us about how traditions influence our everyday lives. My family has many traditions, one of my favorites is the annual pep-talks my dad gives to my team before we compete. This tradition however, is not nearly as harsh as the one in the story. The people in the story are blinded by the tradition of the “black box” and the meaning 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 in caves, nobody work any more, live that way for a while. Used to be a saying about 'Lottery in June, corn be heavy soon.'” The people in this community believe that their lottery is the right thing to do.
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