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THE LOTTERY THEMEOne of the major ideas of "The Lottery" is that of a scapegoat.The act of stoning someone to death yearly purges the town ofthe bad and allows for the good. This is hinted in the referencesto agriculture.The story also speaks of mob psychology and the idea thatpeople can abandon reason and act cruelly if they are part of alarge group of people behaving in the same manner. The idyllicsetting of the story also demonstrates that violence and evil

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