Unformatted text preview: with an unconscious fear that if they resist this order they might be selected in the next lottery. The closer we look at the behavior of the children, the more we realize that they learned it from their parents, whom they imitate in their play. To show this the village makes sure that Davy Hutchinson is given a few pebbles to stone his own mother so that he learns what he is supposed to do long before he understands why he does it or the consequences. Kosenko, Peter. "A Marxist/Feminist Reading of Shirley Jackson's 'The Lottery'." Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol. 60. Ed. Roger Matuz. Detroit: Gale Research Inc., 1990. 225-228. Date spring 1985...
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- The Lottery, Short story, Stoning, New England village, ordinary social practices