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Unformatted text preview: Blackened and stained with what may be perhaps blood Man is a victim of his unexamined and hence unchanged traditions which engender in him flames otherwise banked, subdued. Until enough men are touched strongly enough by the horror of their ritualistic, irrational actions to reject the long-perverted ritual, to destroy the box completelyor to make, if necessary, a new one reflective of their own conditions and needs of lifeman will never free himself from his primitive nature and is ultimately doomed. Jackson, Shirley. "'On the Morning of June 28, 1948, and 'The Lottery'." Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol 87. . Ed. Christopher Giroux. Detroit: Gale Research Inc., 1995. 225-229. Date 1968 #4...
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