This shows how dangerous a can be when individuals follow it blindly Jackson

This shows how dangerous a can be when individuals

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someone’s fate lies in an inanimate object. This shows how dangerous a can be when individuals follow it blindly. Jackson uses the lottery symbols to build the theme of violence. At the end of the story the lottery moves the villagers to engage in the violence. Villagers stone Tessie (a victim of lottery) simply because she won the lottery. Jackson uses this as an example of how societies can persecute innocent individuals for absurd reasons. Jackson uses stoning at the end of the story to build the theme of violence. While stoning is brutal and cruel act, Jackson
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enhances its emotional impact by setting the story in a seemingly peaceful and civilized society. This is to show that violence can occur anywhere at any time. In conclusion, “The lottery” has many symbols that are invisible. From the above analysis it’s very clear that Jackson uses symbolism to inform the readers on the pointless nature of humanity regarding violence and tradition. No matter how strong a tradition is, we can still break away from it. Work Cited Jackson, Shirley. “The Lottery.” The Lottery and Other Stories . New York: Farrar, 1991. 291- 302.
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